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Men caught fishing illegally at a Rushcliffe country park

Three men were caught by officers illegally fishing at Cotgrave Country Park.

Police in Rushciffe said:

On Monday afternoon 8 May police were alerted to an incident of illegal fishing at the Cotgrave Country Park, at both Heron Lake and Grantham Canal.

Following this officers from Rushcliffe South Neighbourhood Policing Team managed to locate three males still fishing at these locations upon the officers’ arrival.

These males will now subsequently be reported for fishing without a licence contrary to Section 27(1)(a) of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 – an offence which can see offenders fined up to £2,500 – and officers will now work together with the Environment Agency.

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