A man has been fined for illegal fishing in the River Teifi.

Terence Edward Purvey, 67, of High Street, Ammanford, admitted the offence at Aberystwyth Justice Centre on June 16.

He was charged with the offence of “Contravene byelaw made under para 6 of schedule 25 to the water resources act 1991 in respect of fisheries functions.”

It related to him being caught fishing for non-migratory trout with rod and line in the River Teifi, Barley Mow, Lampeter on October 11.

It was the annual close season at the time of the offence.


He was fined £40 and told to pay £500 costs and £34 surcharge.

He was also fined £40 for fishing for brown or migratory trout of a size less than the minimum size prescribed in the annual close season.

The offence – which he also admitted – took place on the same day and location.

He was also fined £120 after admitting unlawfully attempting to take fish in water where there was a private right of fishery.

The area he tried to take the fish from was private for Llandysul Angling Association. This offence was also committed on the same day as the above.