Secure your bikeWith bicycles being the a target on the canal, please take the time to review your bicycle security.
You can register the details of your bike on Bike Register and Immobilise. Basic registration is usually free and you may also be able to purchase kits to security mark your bike. Keep an up to date photo of your bicycle that shows any unique markings, such as scuffs or dents, as this could help identify your bike should it ever be taken.
Always lock your bicycle wherever you leave it – it only takes seconds to steal an unsecured bike. Try to lock it in a well-lit public area where people will pass through, this could reduce the opportunity someone could have to try to break a lock unnoticed.
Consider using two locks of different types; a good quality D-lock and a strong chain and padlock will provide the most security and deter many thieves who will be looking for bikes that are quick to remove and take away. Try to use each lock to secure the wheels, frame and stand. Only ever lock your bike to something secure; chain fencing, grills or gates could still all be cut through in order to remove your bike.
The maximum fine for fishing illegally during the close season is £50,000💰.
The majority of anglers follow the rules and enjoy finishing legally and with a license. Unfortunately there is a small minority that do break the law.
You can report anything suspicious by calling 101. Or call the Environment Agency incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60. See it. Report it. Stop it.
There are still opportunities to fish for coarse fish while rivers and streams are off limits. The vast majority of still waters and canals will be open and anglers should check their local byelaws (www.gov.uk/government/
You can also find out where you can still fish locally via http://
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