Press release: Anglers ordered to pay nearly £8,000 by magistrates

first_img An annual fishing licence costs just £30, yet a small number of anglers continue to flout the law and risk prosecution for fishing without a licence and breaching byelaws in place to protect fish stocks. It’s important anglers have a licence before fishing; the money from licences is invested into England’s fisheries and rivers; improving the sport of angling. Anglers should also ensure that they are familiar with our byelaws, which are available on the Environment Agency web pages. Anglers have been handed out nearly £8,000 in fines and costs this week in a series of cases brought before magistrates.Cases brought by the Environment Agency against 11 people were proved in their absence by Northampton magistrates on Monday.The largest bill for fines and costs was handed out to Christopher Downing, 29, of Lucknow Road, Willenhall, who was charged with fishing without a licence and failing to state his name and address when required to do so by a fisheries bailiff at Lunt Pool, Bilston, on 24 July last year. He was fined a total of £880 and ordered to pay costs and victim surcharge totalling £193.47.Four people were each fined £440 and ordered to pay costs and victim surcharge totalling £171.47 for fishing without a licence at Baden Hall Fishery, Eccleshall. They are: Jobe Cresswell, 22, of Hobs Road, Wednesbury, Jack Capper, 20, of Brookland Cottages, Colclough Lane, Stoke-on-Trent, Gary Traynor, 34, of Greenside, Yarnfield and Callum Mcmanus, 23, of Richards Street, Wednesbury. All of the offences took place on 22 July, 2018.Three people were each fined £440 and ordered to pay costs and victim surcharge totalling £161.47 for fishing without a licence at Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, also on 22 July, 2018. They are: John Short, 55, of Lunn Avenue, Manchester, Raymond Young, 34, of Hurstbourne Avenue, Manchester, and Conor Thompson, 21, of Ripon Close, Liverpool.Adrian Statham, 27, of Park Lane, Madeley, Telford, and 37-year-old Jamie Falconer of Hayward Avenue, Donnington, Telford, were both charged with fishing without a licence and leaving a rod and line with bait or hook in the water unattended at Middle Pool, Telford, on 18 August last year. Statham was fined a total of £660, plus costs and victim surcharge totalling £171.47 and Falconer was fined £440 and ordered to pay costs and victim surcharge totalling £157.47.Kenny Wilkes, 32, of Bassett Road, Wednesbury, was fined £440 and ordered to pay costs and victim surcharge totalling £171.47, for fishing without a licence on the Tame Valley Canal in Wednesbury, on 20 July 2018.In addition, magistrates also fined Adam Parry, 38, of Hampden Close, Brierley Hill, a total of £400, plus costs and victim surcharge totalling £157.47 after he submitted a plea of guilty to offences committed on 9 August 2018. He was charged with fishing without a licence on the River Severn at Holt Fleet and with failing to give his name and address when required to do so by a bailiff.A spokesperson from the Environment Agency said:center_img Money from fishing licence sales is invested in England’s fisheries and is used to fund a wide range of projects to improve facilities for anglers including; protecting stocks from illegal fishing, pollution and disease, restoring fish stocks through re-stocking, eradicating invasive species and fish habitat improvements. Fishing licence money is also used to fund the Angling Trust to provide information about fishing, to encourage participation in the sport and to manage a voluntary bailiff scheme.last_img read more

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Sunnybank home perfect for the growing family

first_imgThe open-plan living space at 20 Feltwell St, Sunnybank.At the front of the home there is a double garage, with internal access, a laundry and a powder room. The front door opens into the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The kitchen has a large island bench with stone countertop and breakfast bar, plenty of bench and cupboard space and stainless steel appliances. The home at 20 Feltwell St, Sunnybank.THIS modern, two-storey home with low-maintenance yard is on the market in Sunnybank. Marketing agents Zora and Michael Liu, of LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills, said the property at 20 Feltwell St was perfect for couples and growing families. “With several large feature windows to let natural light stream in, and a surprisingly large and versatile layout, this is the ideal blank canvas for you to add your own personal touch,” Ms Liu said. One of the four bedrooms at 20 Feltwell St, Sunnybank.The toilet is separate. The property comes with split-system airconditioning to the master bedroom and living areas.“This property is set in the prestigious Sunnybank State School catchment and practically next door to childcare facilities,” Ms Liu said. “It is surrounded by public parks and just down the road from the Sunnybank Lions football club, making it a brilliant place to raise a family.’’center_img The kitchen at 20 Feltwell St, Sunnybank.This ground floor area has tiled flooring and sliding glass doors opening to the covered outdoor area and the fenced, low-maintenance backyard. Back inside, the timber internal stairs lead to the upstairs family room. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with double sinks. The three remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and the family bathroom has a vanity and separate bathtub and shower. last_img read more

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