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Police Patrols

Following a number of incidents of poaching on BHAA river sections in the Tempsford area, patrols have been undertaken by members of the Bedfordshire Rural Crime Team, along with BHAA bailiffs who were able to share their knowledge of access points etc. This activity will be ongoing, and the Rural Team have added our waters to their regular patrols. So far, one individual has had tackle confiscated, and is being prosecuted for fishing without a rod licence, as well as attempting to take fish under the 1968 Theft Act. Please spread the word – our river sections are not a “Free for all”!!