Warning issued after Norfolk fisherman fined nearly £500 for having no licence

An Environment Agency Officer. PIC: Environment Agency Twitter.

An Environment Agency Officer. PIC: Environment Agency Twitter. - Credit: Archant

Fishermen are being warned to ensure they have a licence after an angler received a fine.

The angler, who was caught fishing at the Bridge Inn fishery at Lenwade, has been issued with a £471 fine.

The incident has prompted the Envioronment Agency (EA) to issue a warning on social media to stop others from making the same mistake.

They tweeted: "An angler who was caught fishing without a licence has received a £471 fine

"He was fishing at the Bridge Inn fishery in Norfolk when he was caught


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- For more information about rod fishing licences log onto https://www.gov.uk/topic/environmental-management/fisheries-rod-licensing

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