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close season

, closed season
the period of the year when it is prohibited to kill certain game or fish
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The trio were all charged with possession of an unlicensed rod and line to take fish, fishing during the annual close season, and using illegal bait.
The Environment Agency carried out their operation on the River Tees during the close season for freshwater (coarse) fish - which runs from March 15 to June 15.
LA Galaxy sources had claimed the former England skipper would not be playing elsewhere during the MLS close season.