We can’t afford to drop our guard on fish crime
WE cannot pretend that the situation with Eastern European anglers is getting any better – in fact, if anything it’s getting worse.
The Angling Trust-formed Building Bridges project is great, but only if all parties want it to work – my sad experiences of late would point to just the opposite.
I had my licence checked by an Environment Agency bailiff the other week and he told me a horrendous tale of some Latvians being caught on the Trent with 16 rods out and in possession of a number of dead fish.
We must do all we can to protect our fish stocks, particularly on natural venues. So if you see something that looks suspicious, report it and help solve the problem.
Burying our heads in the sand will not make it go away.
Charlie Riggall, email