LETTER: I’m concerned about fishing laws

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As a resident and a fisherman in Boston during the summer months (I have a caravan near here) I am very concerned just how relaxed the fishing laws are in the area.

Last season I was fishing the South Forty Foot Drain when someone turned up on a cycle and started spinning about 30 yards away from where I was – with complete disregard for the welfare of the fish they were catching.

I came back to my caravan in March this year and twice during April (closed season) I have seen someone spinning from the disabled platform at Wyberton Bridge.

Surely If Boston and District AA take the lease of the water it includes both open and closed seasons and therefore it its their responsibility to appoint enough bailiffs to police all of their waters?

There should be a fixed, hefty, fine for anyone caught fishing without a valid licence and for persistent offenders a prison sentence.

And YES over my 70-odd years I have bailiffed many waters myself so I know what I am talking about.

I would welcome any reply from either Boston and District AA, the Environmency Agency or any responsible angler.

Mr V Concerned

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