'Pretty expensive fishing trip' for two men caught poaching from Derbyshire bridge after police seize equipment
Date of alert:
Sunday, 24 July 2022
Equipment has been seized from two men caught fish poaching in Derbyshire.
Officers stopped the two men as they poached the River Wye from Bakewell’s Weir Bridge late on Thursday, July 20.
Both had their fishing equipment seized and were reported to the Environment Agency.
Police also arrested one of the men for a drug driving motoring offence.
Speaking yesterday, a spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary said: “Two males caught poaching from the Lock Bridge in Bakewell last night (20/07/2022) both males have been reported to the Environment Agency for fishing without a valid rod licence.