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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:57 AM

Operation Clampdown!!

Bank Holiday Monday saw the Angling Trust, EA Fisheries Enforcement Team and six VBS Bailiffs out on a close season patrol on the River Avon in Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

Using their boat they checked a number of locations including Pershore, Pensham, Nafford, Eckington, Evesham town stretches,Hampton Ferry, Chadbury, Harvington, Offenham and many more from the boat but there were no out of season offenders caught .




Unfortunately however, a check on a local stillwater saw four anglers booked for fishing without a rod licence from just a dozen checks.  It’s not worth the risk and it isn’t fair on those anglers who take the time and spend their money to purchase a rod licence, just go and buy a licence!!

If your fishing without a licence the message is clear – There is going to be more and more checks throughout the year and they will catch those fishing illegally so DON’T RISK IT!!

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 11:31 AM

The Rod License money goes to the EA, as an alternative to charging business rates on fisheries that might lead to fisheries having to charge more and possibly having to be VAT registered if their total turnover took them above the VAT threshold. Would anglers like being charged 20% VAT on day tickets?


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