July 24 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Six people have been caught fishing illegally on the Broads this week.
Norfolk Constabulary’s Broads Beat team has joined forces with the Environment Agency and Broads Authority, to target illegal fishing.
The team was patrolling the waterways yesterday and checking anglers for a valid fishing licence.
Anyone caught breaking the law could receive a fine of up to £2,500.
Twenty-three people were checked for a licence with six people caught breaking the law. Five were for having no rod licence and one was for using an illegal instrument.
PC Paul Bassham, from Broads Beat, said: “This is a great example of multi-agency working and we will continue to patrol the Broads throughout the year to ensure they remain a pleasant and safe place to live and visit.”