FOUR men have been fined upto a thousand euros for illegal fishing.

At a sitting of Fermoy Court this month two Tipperary men were prosecuted by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) following investigations of illegal fishing activity on the river Aherlow at Anglesboro on January 2.

Noel Power, fishery officer with IFI, told Judge William Early that both men had been observed fishing under the hours of darkness with a lamp and spear.

The judge convicted both men and fined them €350 and €300 respectively. The two men were also ordered to pay costs amounting to €418.90 each.

Minister of State, Fergus O’Dowd welcomed the prosecution…..

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Fishery officer with a fork used for spearing fish in 2009
Fishery officer with a fork used for spearing fish in 2009