Fishery Bailiff stabbed by poachers
Fishery bailiff john Anderson was stabbed and beaten when challenging two men who had a pike in a carrier bag. The attack happened on the 6th January at 9am at Branston Water Park & Staffordshire police are appealing for information in connection with the attack.
Debate over dredging on the Somerset levels expected in Parliament
Conservative MP Ian Liddell-Grainger has secured an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday next week, at which the cost to the local community of the floods will be debated. The Environment Agency has been accused of not doing enough to prevent the flooding which has occurred on the Somerset levels.
Poacher prosecuted after posting video online
An Environment Agency officer spotted Benjamin Cook in a video on YouTube where he was shown using a net to catch fish on the River Sherford in Dorset. Cook was prosecuted and fined £175 and ordered to pay £300 in costs after pleading guilty to the charge at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court.