Officers to crack down on illegal anglers

Officers to crack down on illegal anglers

Officers to crack down on illegal anglers

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ANGLERS without licences are facing a Bank Holiday blitz by fisheries enforcement officers in Yorkshire.

Environment Agency officials will be visiting lakes and river banks, looking for people fishing illegally, without a licence.

The agency warned that those who are caught may face prosecution.

A spokesman said that between April and June this year, officers checked 2,366 licences in Yorkshire, some 145 offences were reported and there were 51 successful prosecutions.

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10:58am Thu 21 Aug 14

BL2 says...

I'm sure there are far more useful things they can be doing with their time!
I'm sure there are far more useful things they can be doing with their time! BL2
  • Score: -6

11:44am Thu 21 Aug 14

Happy Chappie says...

Big deal.
Big deal. Happy Chappie
  • Score: -11

12:44pm Thu 21 Aug 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

The fishing license is about as useful as a chocolate fireguard, it must cost more in administration and enforcement costs than what it brings in.

It's as simple as this people, if you are fishing and a so called enforcement officer asks for your name just simply say "no comment" they have absolutely no powers and you are not obliged to speak to them, it is for them to prove you are not licensed and not for you to prove otherwise.
The fishing license is about as useful as a chocolate fireguard, it must cost more in administration and enforcement costs than what it brings in. It's as simple as this people, if you are fishing and a so called enforcement officer asks for your name just simply say "no comment" they have absolutely no powers and you are not obliged to speak to them, it is for them to prove you are not licensed and not for you to prove otherwise. NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Score: -13

2:05pm Thu 21 Aug 14

T.R.M1974 says...

NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
The fishing license is about as useful as a chocolate fireguard, it must cost more in administration and enforcement costs than what it brings in.

It's as simple as this people, if you are fishing and a so called enforcement officer asks for your name just simply say "no comment" they have absolutely no powers and you are not obliged to speak to them, it is for them to prove you are not licensed and not for you to prove otherwise.
Do you have anything between your ears?
[quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: The fishing license is about as useful as a chocolate fireguard, it must cost more in administration and enforcement costs than what it brings in. It's as simple as this people, if you are fishing and a so called enforcement officer asks for your name just simply say "no comment" they have absolutely no powers and you are not obliged to speak to them, it is for them to prove you are not licensed and not for you to prove otherwise.[/p][/quote]Do you have anything between your ears? T.R.M1974
  • Score: 8

2:30pm Thu 21 Aug 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
The fishing license is about as useful as a chocolate fireguard, it must cost more in administration and enforcement costs than what it brings in.

It's as simple as this people, if you are fishing and a so called enforcement officer asks for your name just simply say "no comment" they have absolutely no powers and you are not obliged to speak to them, it is for them to prove you are not licensed and not for you to prove otherwise.
Do you have anything between your ears?
You are obviously dying to come out with some random witty comment about how thick you think I am, so just spit it out.
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: The fishing license is about as useful as a chocolate fireguard, it must cost more in administration and enforcement costs than what it brings in. It's as simple as this people, if you are fishing and a so called enforcement officer asks for your name just simply say "no comment" they have absolutely no powers and you are not obliged to speak to them, it is for them to prove you are not licensed and not for you to prove otherwise.[/p][/quote]Do you have anything between your ears?[/p][/quote]You are obviously dying to come out with some random witty comment about how thick you think I am, so just spit it out. NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Score: -9

5:31pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Nightjar29 says...

Obviously not quite as calming and serene a hobby as you'd think.
Obviously not quite as calming and serene a hobby as you'd think. Nightjar29
  • Score: 8

9:49pm Thu 21 Aug 14

piemagico says...

Some anglers can be obtuse...
Some anglers can be obtuse... piemagico
  • Score: 1

10:03pm Thu 21 Aug 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

Nightjar29 wrote:
Obviously not quite as calming and serene a hobby as you'd think.
I wouldn't know as I have never fished, I just don't see how doing an activity or hobby can be deemed as illegal if you don't have a license especially as the license in question requires no training or test to achieve.
It's just a matter of paying up and towing the line.
[quote][p][bold]Nightjar29[/bold] wrote: Obviously not quite as calming and serene a hobby as you'd think.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't know as I have never fished, I just don't see how doing an activity or hobby can be deemed as illegal if you don't have a license especially as the license in question requires no training or test to achieve. It's just a matter of paying up and towing the line. NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Score: 1

7:10am Fri 22 Aug 14

Y.I.P. says...

Fishermen should prosecuted end of,
Fishermen should prosecuted end of, Y.I.P.
  • Score: -1

10:28am Fri 22 Aug 14

Y.I.P. says...

Y.I.P. wrote:
Fishermen should prosecuted end of,
be !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Y.I.P.[/bold] wrote: Fishermen should prosecuted end of,[/p][/quote]be !!!! Y.I.P.
  • Score: -1

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