Fishing for cheats

BAILIFFS from the Environment Agency have been out in force this week, visiting waters across Cambridgeshire to make sure anglers have valid rod licences. Since April 1, they have checked more than 3,600 anglers in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northam

BAILIFFS from the Environment Agency have been out in force this week, visiting waters across Cambridgeshire to make sure anglers have valid rod licences.

Since April 1, they have checked more than 3,600 anglers in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and found less than two per cent were fishing without a valid licence.

Environment officer Roger Ferguson said: "This is encouraging but we are not being complacent. We put all the money we make from rood licences back into fisheries and angling facilities, so that people that don't buy the licences are cheating their sport and other anglers.