|The close season is over and coarse fishing on rivers is in full flow. Our enforcement teams, alongside the Angling Trust’s volunteer bailiffs, were hard at work during the close season. They reported 87 close season offences during the first 10 weeks of the annual restricted period for coarse fish. Officers undertook 729 targeted patrols, also detecting 115 other offences, mainly unlicensed fishing, but also removed several illegally set traps.
Remember to check the rules for freshwater fishing and to make sure you are fishing with the correct licence.