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Illegal taking of fish around Hathersage in Derbyshire

Alert message sent 19/06/2018 12:36:00

Information sent on behalf of Angling Trust

Derbyshire police are asking for assistance from anglers and other members of the public who suspect that illegal fishing is taking place.

There have recently been incidents involving groups of young men illegally taking fish from a number of private waters around Hathersage, between Calver and Froggatt and photographs of the suspects have been posted on the Derby Wildlife Crime Twitter account @Derbys_Wildlife and also the Facebook page 'Derbyshire Constabulary Wildlife Crime Officer'.  Police are asking for any information you have which can help them identify the suspects.

Angling Alert messages do not currently contain photos so please go to either of the above sources to view the pictures.

The reference number for this incident, should you wish to refer to it during a call to the police, is 658-100618

You can call the police on 101 for routine incidents and 999 if a crime is in progress. Reports of illegal fishing should also be made to the Environment Agency on 0800 807060, a number that can be found on the back of your fishing rod licence.

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Kevin Pearson (Angling Trust, Regional Enforcement Manager, Midlands)

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