Illegal Salmon Netting

Constable Rachel Ward of Kingsbridge tells us that on Sunday 2nd October 2011 at about 9:15am on the River Avon two men in their 40’s were spotted laying a 150ft net just upstream of Milburn Orchard on the rising tide. They were using a bright blue open boat, outboard driven. Members are asked to be on the lookout for anything similarly suspicious. If you actually see something in progress, dial 999 immediately. Otherwise, report any information to the Police on the new non-emergency number: 101 (one-zero-one), email, or ring the Environment Agency on 0800 807060. Do not approach these people as they often operate in highly professional gangs.

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