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CARP CHAT
He is a huge supporter of the VBS and
the Trust and is a credit to the club
and syndicate he represents.
Steve Calpin, Scarborough,
North Yorkshire
Steve is a key volunteer bailiff who
excels in his role, often patrolling
alone near Scarborough. He now
organises joint patrols with Scalby
Beck Angling Club and has helped to
change attitudes towards reporting
matters and multi-agency working.
Steve Allen, Sheffield, South
Yorkshire
Steve is a key volunteer bailiff in
South Yorkshire and is also a volunteer for the Canal & Rivers Trust. He
fully supports the work of the VBS and
the Angling Trust and is always
involved when joint patrols with the
police and Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officers are
planned for the South Yorkshire area.
Steve has also been appointed volunteer Area Coordinator for South Yorkshire.
Midlands
Steve Halford, Leicester,
Leicestershire
Steve has been instrumental in educating local angling clubs in the area
around enforcement and he has
improved the signage on rivers and
lakes across the county by providing
or arranging production of ‘Operation
Traverse’ and multi-lingual signage to
fisheries. He has attended multiagency fisheries patrols, works
closely with the Environment Agency
and police and contributes positively
to VBS training days and Angling
Trust forums in the Midlands. Without any prompting, we have received
two independent letters of praise
from angling clubs in Leicestershire,
commending Steve and thanking
Angling Trust for providing such a
good service to them through his
work in VBS. Steve is soon to become
a Deputy Area Coordinator for VBS in
the East Midlands.
Eastern
Roy Bridson, Whittlesey,
Cambridgeshire
Roy has been a regular VBS patroller
since his induction, putting in daily
reports, often twice daily, to assist the
Environment Agency in their statutory fisheries enforcement role. Roy
has made numerous reports to the
police, the EA, his local parish council, the Middle Level Commissionaires, the local schools and the Canal
and River Trust regarding a variety of
incidents from school children play-
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ing in the lock near his home through
to illegal angling. All of this has been
carried out while Roy has been suffering with and receiving treatment for
cancer.
Richard Hawkes, Corby Junior
Fishing Club, Northants
Licenced Level 2 angling Coach
Richard has been instrumental in
establishing Corby Junior Fishing
Club. Having noticed an interest from
local young people to get into fishing,
Richard set about running regular
taster and coaching sessions based at
the boating lake in the centre of
Corby. Working in partnership with
Corby Borough Council, the Junior
Club have engaged over 200 young
people in angling. Since it was established the club have been awarded
Community Club of the Year award at
the Corby Sports Awards.
Michael Dimmock, Northampton
Nene Angling Club, Northants
Michael is a Licenced Level 2 Angling
Coach, committed to getting more
young people into angling and is a
key part of the Northamptonshire
Angling Action Group. Michael supports many events across the county
and is always on hand to support
other clubs and partners with their
angling participation events. As head
bailiff of Northampton Nene Angling
Club he has engaged local schools
and successfully delivered a number
of coaching programmes to them.
Seumas Halliday, Mid Northants
Trout Fishers Association
Seumas is a Licenced Level 2 Angling
Coach who has played a vital role in
increasing membership levels with
Mid Northants Trout Fishers Associa-
tion. Working in partnership with
Anglian Water, Seumas coordinates
the club’s monthly free fly fishing
coaching sessions on the banks of
Pitsford Water. Seumas also supports
the Northamptonshire Angling Action
Group and runs events to give nonanglers the chance to get into fly fishing
South West
Chris Palmer, Yate, South
Gloucestershire
Chris has been an enthusiastic member of the Voluntary Bailiff Service
since the Spring of 2016, reporting on
patrols around the Brimsham Lake
and local rivers around the north side
of Bristol. He has become known to
local anglers and has worked with
them to improve the quality of the
local environment for the benefit of
anglers and the local community. As
one of the first volunteer bailiffs in the
area, he has helped at inductions of
other volunteers.
Ron Thomas, Bristol, Avon
Ron joined the Voluntary Bailiff Service in Spring 2017 and regularly
patrols, making several excellent
intelligence reports. He actively promotes and support all that the
Angling Trust is trying to achieve to
local anglers and brings great credit
on himself.
Phil Hoult, Exeter, Devon
Phil joined the Voluntary Bailiff Service in Autumn 2016 and actively
patrols the mixed fishery of the River
Exe around Exeter. He has helped
promote the VBS with the Exeter &
District Angling Association and has
become a club bailiff. Phil is regularly

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