Another Frome man fined for fishing without a licence

By James Smith

24th May 2024 | Local News

Jakub Jaslikowski was fined and forced to pay a victim surcharge (image via Pixabay)
Jakub Jaslikowski was fined and forced to pay a victim surcharge (image via Pixabay)

Environment Agency officers have caught and prosecuted a Frome angler for fishing without a rod licence.  

Jakub Jaslikowski, 23, from Blackberry Road in Frome, pleaded guilty to fishing without a licence at Farleigh Wood Pool, in Bath.

He was fined £153 and ordered to pay £135 costs and a £61 victim surcharge at Swindon Magistrates Court on 7 May 2024.  

Callum Underhill, Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officer, said: "Fishing without a rod licence is a crime, as this angler has found out to his cost.

"The money paid out could have paid for a decade's worth of fishing. 

"It is not a victimless crime. The money from rod licences goes back into the sport. It pays for the protection of fish stock and improving habitat." 

Any angler aged 13 or over, fishing on a river, canal or still water needs a licence.

A one-day licence costs from just £6 and an annual licence costs from just £30 (concessions available). Junior licences are free for 13 - 16-year-olds.

     

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