JOIN THE VBS – WE NEED YOU!

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HOW suc­cess­ful have the An­gling Trust’s links with the EA En­force­ment team and na­tional po­lice forces been in pro­tect­ing our fish­eries? The Vol­un­tary Bailiff Scheme and var­i­ous spin-offs have worked bril­liantly, and we need them.

Most an­glers are in­cred­u­lous when I tell them that not buy­ing a day ticket is tech­ni­cally the same of­fence as steal­ing a steak from a su­per­mar­ket. Oth­ers have no idea whether to call the EA or the po­lice for var­i­ous in­ci­dents they wit­ness, and blame the EA for not tak­ing ac­tion in in­stances where it is pow­er­less to do so.

Pur­chase of a rod li­cence and An­gling Trust mem­ber­ship doesn’t ab­ne­gate you from re­spon­si­bil­ity. Join the VBS and, of course, join the Trust if you’re not yet a mem­ber. It re­ally does work for you!

Vol­un­tary bailiffs work in your best in­ter­ests.

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