FISH THEFT & PREDATION IS KILLING ANGLING
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Fishery Watch & Carpers Against Poaching Unite
Fishery Watch is pleased to be working with Carpers Against Poaching in the fight against fishery crime. We are working together to show what can be done when anglers come together, at the end of the day we are all fighting the same war, so lets come together and work alongside eachother.
FREE 24 hour Patrol Control Room
Fishery Watch is in the process of setting up a FREE service to all clubs/fisheries & members that it believes is a first for Water Keepers all over England, a manned Control Room to support all affiliated Water Keepers 24 hours a day, everyday.
We are having custom software wrote to enable us to create Control Room to assist and protect Water Keepers when on patrols. We will monitor your patrols for you and be your point of contact in order to get you the assistance you require at times when you do not have the ability to call the authorities yourself, all you will have to do is book your patrol with Fishery Watch on 0333 011 5888 and we will man the Control Room by operators that have extensive knowledge of know your needs, we will stay on standby until your patrol is stood down and we now all is well.
This is another free service for Water Keepers in England, to assist in the fight against fishery crime, you will be able to communicate with a control room manned by professionals that are just waiting to assist you in every way, call us for more information.
Environment Agency Failures
Fishery Watch have been contacted by a lot of disheartened anglers, we are hearing more and more that anglers all over the country are feeling that the Environment Agency (EA) is failing in it’s duty of care to anglers, that it takes the license fee from. It has now got to the stage that groups are being formed all over the country to join forces to fight for angling’s future like has never been seen before.
These groups are prepared to do whatever takes to make the Environment Agency address these issues, Fishery Watch welcomes these groups, we are prepared to work with them in fighting the cause for anglings future. It will not be long before our rivers start to become baron of fish, we have offered our extensive range of resources free of charge to them, without them having to join Fishery Watch. We look forward to fighting these battles for angling as one united force. We all need to come together at fight this war as one voice. The general feeling is that the fisheries enforcement section is only interested in fines for anglers without rod licenses and nothing else. The amount of call-out failures since the lockdown has left an open door for poaching to reach epidemic proportions. Robert contacted today to say "if you ring up and report fish theft of any kind of coarse fish, they are not interested and you will not get a response, but if you ring up and report the netting of Salmon or Eels, they will be there for the glory".
It is now felt by anglers that they have to deal with things themselves, so these groups are looking at working with police rather than the EA, as the police have been very helpful all around the country recently, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile it is intended to petition the Environment Agency (EA) and if necessary to arrange demonstrations outside of Environment Agency offices to make things change. Fishery Watch has applied for information under the Freedom of Information Act, if it comes back with the answers we are expecting, then we feel it will horrify anglers, we will be making this information public when we receive it. Fishery Watch has recently formed a partnership with Carpers Against Poaching, we are now both working together, we will be starting to make some serious noise very soon, please support us.
COME AND JOIN US and lets all fight together and win this war for the future of Angling. Failure is NOT an option, if we fail angling as we know it will be gone forever.
The future of angling as a whole is hanging in the balance, unless we unite now, there will not be anything left for future generations, the downturn is on a massive scale. We now have organised crime gangs moving in on our sport, we need to legally fight back.
Angling Crime Intelligence Database
Fishery Watch is proud to announce the latest tool that is available to share intelligence live as it happens between Fisheries, Groups, Water Keepers, Club Bailiffs, River Keepers, Angling Clubs & law enforcement.
This service is provided by AC Intel, which is a trading name of Fishery Watch. Access to the database is completely FREE of Charge and it will be moderated 24 hours a day, please note that everybody will have to ad hear to some pretty strict rules to use this service. We must work within the law and things must be done according to the rules of the GDPR, it can also be used by waters to update other organisations about people they have banned from there fisheries/clubs and to forewarn other fisheries/clubs what to watch out for.
For further information please go to www.acintel.co.uk and use our online form to apply for access, please note that you will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, this could be the greatest tool that angling has in it’s arsenal to fight back against angling crime.
Fishery Watch has joined up with the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme in order to promote this very important project that is being accepted by a lot of anglers in order to help protect the environment we all enjoy when we fish.
When you visit this site and read up on the facts, it just shows that all anglers need to embrace this project, as I am sure they will. Please visit the Anglers national Line Recycling Scheme website and read it for yourself, simply Click Here or on the logo.
Fishery Watch being a department of UK Angling & Conservation Group Ltd is working hard to promote causes in angling that are environmentally friendly.