The rod licence covering coarse fish
and trout costs pounds 27 or pounds 18 for a concessionary licence while juniors under 16 pay pounds 5.
It is designed to protect coarse fish
and give them the best possible chance to breed.
Environment Agency's Alan Winstone said a small number of actual reports of people taking coarse fish
for eating had been received.
Anglers who normally fish for coarse fish
, competed for the Trout Cup, fished between Croft and Hurworth.
The concern is that this "loophole" is being used to continue catching coarse fish
on venues like the River Severn.
FISH restocking of the River Dee, which suffered a major pollution ``fish kill'' three years ago, received a boost yesterday when Environment Agency Wales released 12,000 one year -old coarse fish
into the Dee.
numbers on the River Dee have received a boost with the introduction of an additional 12,000 one-year-old fish.
There is a natural stock of predominantly coarse fish
, including specimen pike.
Robert Armstrong, 22, of Oxford Road, Thornaby, fined PS140 and ordered to pay PS85 costs for fishing in a place where fishing is regulated, using an unlicensed fishing instrument - namely a rod and line - fishing for coarse fish
in the close season and using an illegal bait in connection with rod and line.
Under-18s who catch November's best sea or coarse fish
each win a Shakespeare best-selling Blue Team Seat Box, with padded carrying strap and seat cushion.
They include the removal of the close season for stillwater salmon and brown trout, regulation of commercial eel fishing and the removal of coarse fish
caught on rod and line.
Paul Bourke of the Central Fisheries Board said: "Our problem is that we do not have adequate conservation legislation to protect our coarse fish