Angler sentenced for fishing offences

Date published: 06 August 2019

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Today at Craigavon Magistrates Court, Mr. Liviu Vale (50) of Jervis Street, Portadown pleaded guilty to two breaches of the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 and was given a 12 month conditional discharge.

On the 30 March 2019 Fisheries Protection Officers from DAERA Inland Fisheries were on routine patrol on the River Bann at Portadown when they detected Liviu Vale who had in his possession 10 coarse fish which exceeded the daily bag limit of four. Liviu Vale also had one brown trout of unlawful capture as he hadn’t the appropriate game license required. All illegally caught fish were seized on detection. 

The outcome in this case demonstrates the commitment of DAERA Inland Fisheries enforcement staff in pursuing those who have a detrimental effect on fish stocks.

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