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reporting patrols and incidents and
has been described by the local Environment Agency Fisheries Enforcement Officer as a ‘godsend’ and
everything that a volunteer bailiff
should be.
Stu Hitchman, Corfe Mullen,
Since becoming a volunteer bailiff in
Au t u m n 2 0 1 6 , S t u h a s a c t i v e l y
patrolled local rivers and other waters
for his club and encouraged other
anglers to become involved with the
VBS. He has also enthusiastically
supported other clubs wanting to
become involved with the VBS
reflecting an excellent image of what
the service is all about – supporting
the Environment Agency and police
to tackle illegal fishing and fisheriesrelated crime.
Frank Hall, Trowbridge,
Frank patrols regularly since he
became a volunteer bailiff in Spring
2017, making excellent reports and
witnessing incidents that have highlighted illegal fishing. He takes proactive measures installing signs and
promoting the VBS on local rivers to
other anglers, and has provided excellent support at Angling Trust forums
and fisheries enforcement workshops.
David Williams, Bournemouth,
David has been a volunteer bailiff
since Autumn 2016 and is currently
the most active and diligent reporter
of patrols, submitting intelligent information where he has witnessed illegal activity.
Roly Palmer, Level 2 coach based
in Exeter, Devon
Roly has worked tirelessly over the
past 15 years for Exeter & District
Angling Association and has built up
a very good reputation as a Level 2
coach in the area. He works with hundreds of juniors and adults each year
and has proven that by running regular family friendly coaching events
you can swell numbers joining the
club – junior membership has risen to
over 100 in the last couple of years.
Roly also attends every Angling Trust
SW forum and continually promotes
the positives of working with the
Angling Trust to improve membership, access to funding and promotion of activities.
South East
David Pennington, Hove, East
David joined the Voluntary Bailiff
Service in July 2014 and took over the
role of Area Coordinator for the South
Do w ns re gi o n i n 2 0 1 7 . Da v i d i s
always enthusiastic and committed
and is very supportive of the Angling
Trust in his role as permit secretary
for the Sussex-based Ouse Angling
Preservation Society and at regional
events and training days. He makes
good use of the VBS web site in
reporting patrols and activity on the
Sussex Ouse and its tributaries and
getting the right messages across to
members and to other local clubs
Bogdan ‘George’ Pascaru,
George joined the Voluntary Bailiff
Service in October 2016 and took over
the role of Area Coordinator for the
Kent and South London region in
2017. George has been very active in
supporting VBS activity both in his
area and attending patrols and training events in other regions. He is an
excellent ambassador for the VBS and
for the Angling Trust and communicates regularly with Environment
Agency partners and the Building
Bridges team in relation to the multicultural fishing events that he organises within his personal time. He has
also communicated the importance of
the VBS to his Romanian fishing colleagues and the wider angling community, which has resulted in many
people wanting to join the ranks of
the VBS. n
Rob’s Mailbag
Dear Rob,
Carping4Heroes is now in it’s seventh
year, and so far, we’ve raised over
£60,000 in aid of military charities that
help our wounded, injured and sick
veterans. This year’s event takes
place at Cudmore Fishery over the
weekend of 13-15 July 2018.
We would be hugely honoured if
you could support the event by supplying a prize and helping us reach
our event target of £10,000. If you
have any questions or wish to discuss
anything further about the event, then
please do not hesitate to contact me,
and I look forward to hearing from
Yours truly, Simon Bangert (Carping4Heroes Founder).
Web: www.carping4heroes.co.uk
@Carping4Heroes. n


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