Large volumes of fish caught by individuals. This is a breach of the PSPO in place at Hopes Nose.

First fines given out as fishermen flout new controls at Devon beauty spot
The catch limit is 20 mackerel but some are taking way bags full from this special site

The first fines have been issued to anglers who are taking too much fish and leaving too much rubbish at a Devon beauty spot.

It came as volunteers cleared tens of kilos of lost or discarded fishing gear from the waters around Hope’s Nose endangering the marine wildlife in Torbay which has a marine conservation zone.

Large volumes of fish caught by individuals. This is a breach of the PSPO in place at Hopes Nose.
Large volumes of fish caught by individuals. This is a breach of the PSPO in place at Hopes Nose.

The cliffs at Hope’s Nose have long been popular with anglers because of the rock platforms. Different species of fish are targeted by anglers. It is reliable mackerel fishing, these can be caught in large numbers.

But while most anglers and other users in the area act responsibly, there have been concerns about antisocial behaviour including camping and dumping rubbish at the spot which is recognised as of special scientific interest. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: DevonLive

24 August, 2017, 6:30 pm

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