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

PUBLISHED: 11:04 01 August 2019 | UPDATED: 09:40 02 August 2019

An Environment Agency Officer. PIC: Environment Agency Twitter.

An Environment Agency Officer. PIC: Environment Agency Twitter.

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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

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

"Don't make the same mistake! Get your fishing licence here

http://ow.ly/NN6a50vf46H

"#fish #fishing #crime @AngliaEnforceEA".

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

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