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Six people caught fishing illegally on the Norfolk Broads

11:49 25 June 2014

Officers from the Broads Beat team during the patrol yesterday. Picture: submitted

Officers from the Broads Beat team during the patrol yesterday. Picture: submitted

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Six people have been caught fishing illegally on the Broads this week.

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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.”

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