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Illegal Angling on the Trent & Mersey 7 years 11 months ago #35

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We have had several instances recently of reports of persons /anglers of alleged Eastern European decent fishing on the Pride of Derby sections of the canal.
We have no problem with any group of anglers fishing the canal as long as they are ticket holders and observe the rules (No night fishing on the canal) but the anglers observed we suspect do not have tickets and are fishing at Night.

Please help you club stamp out this practice by notifying the bailiffs if you see this type of angling - a phone call will do with the location and we will arrange a visit to this area possibly with the police to ensure these persons are removed and if necessary prosecuted - the bailiffs phone numbers are in the season ticket.
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Illegal Angling on the Trent & Mersey 7 years 11 months ago #37

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I fish the canal all the time and have seen them around Willington. If possible could you pm me the bailiffs phone number. The trouble is they tend to fish in groups so approaching on your own is not recommended I would say.
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Illegal Angling on the Trent & Mersey 7 years 11 months ago #38

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The Bailiffs Phone numbers are in your season ticket - the guy to contact is the head bailiff George Elliott - he will make sure he does not go alone - we have other bailiffs who will support him and if necessary with Police support.

We will be glad to get your phone calls
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Illegal Angling on the Trent & Mersey 4 years 10 months ago #876

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One of our members lure fishing on the canal at Arleston caught something quite heavy but managed to drag it out of the canal - it was a fish trap set in about three feet of water towards the tow path side of the canal - approx 10 meters downstream from Arleston Bridge - Near Sinfin Derby. The guy who got it out got on touch with one of our bailiffs who collected the Fish trap and this is shown in the photo attachment below- it is approx 7 feet long.

The use of Fish traps as we know is illegal and should you see anyone setting one or taking fish from one of these traps - please take photographs if possible and report to an official of the Pride of Derby or the Environmental Agency.
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Illegal Angling on the Trent & Mersey 4 years 10 months ago #877

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Alan
I live literally ten minutes walk from Arleston (I'm on the edge of Stenson Fields)
If I am able to be of any assistance with this matter please get in touch as I can be at the site very quickly to get photos etc should any illegal activity be suspected.
I often walk from Arleston to Stenson dropping a lure in here and there an although I haven't seen anything or anyone out of the ordinary, I shall continue to remain vigalant.
I have a weed rake and rope and will nip up on Friday for a few speculative throws and report back.
Paul
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Illegal Angling on the Trent & Mersey 4 years 10 months ago #878

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Paul

Thank you very much for your offer please do be observant but take no risks in confrontation - i have of course reported this issue to the Environmental Agency who have taken this matter very seriously - they are to take actions which i cannot explain on this site but they do say that if you see anything suspicious by all means take photographs but also call them and report it on the number 0800 80 70 60

Thank you again Paul for your support
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