Poachers nabbed

First published in News

Water bailiffs keeping observations on an illegal gill net in the River Teifi upriver of the bypass bridge in Cardigan apprehended two poachers.

Mark Lloyd Thomas Lewis aged 41, of 5 Teifi Terrace, Cardigan, pleaded guilty at Ceredigion Magistrates Court last week to a charge of fishing for sea fish with an unauthorised fixed engine.

He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months.

The second man 27-year-old Kevin John Patrick Kinsella, of 1 Maesgrug, Stop and Call, Goodwick who was charged with the same offence was dealt with by way of a formal caution.

Natural Resources Wales was granted £200 costs and the magistrates ordered confiscation of the gill net.

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