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Man fined for fishing trip in restricted area

Wed, 18 Feb 2015

The Lhen coastline
The Lhen coastline

A man found fishing in a restricted area has been fined £900 and £125 of costs.

Police stopped Peter Glover on the beach at The Lhen in his vehicle and searched him on 30 November 2014.

Mr Glover was fined £400 for fishing with a net and £400 for being in possession of that net for purpose of catching two sea bass in the area.

For driving onto the beach, he was fined £100 - plus an additional £125 of costs under section 28 of the Road Traffic Act 1985.

Under Bye-Laws introduced in 2005, it's an offence to be in possession of any net for the purpose of fishing for sea fish in a restricted zone. 

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