Fish Theft Concerns at Local Pools

It is suggested that fish theft from local pools on the former Goldenhill Golf Course has been taking place over recent months.

It has been reported that some of the carp in the pools have lived there for at least 20 years or even longer, and the situation needs to be highlighted with local residents and the authorities.

The eco system, which provides sustainability for the fish stock survival is extremely good as is suggested by concerned individuals who care about the pools conservation value in Goldenhill.

Sandyford and Goldenhill Residents Association is aware that a preferred organisation is in the process of taking over the land, which includes the fish pools. The residents association is now waiting for a response from the City Council to when this will take place, and if imminent then it is hoped the alleged fish thefts with additional site security should be a thing of the past.

1 comment to Fish Theft Concerns at Local Pools

  • Phil

    Thank you SAGE for helping to highlight this issue.

    The fish theft generally takes place in the late evening. The fish will be angled for using conventional fishing methods and methods that look very similar looking to normal fishing practices so can be hard to detect. The fish are usually kept in a keep net (to keep them fresh) and then live fish are transferred into shopping bags just as the thieves are about to leave.
    If you suspect there is a fish theft in progress please call the Environment Agency incident number on 0800 80 70 60 or the Police on 101. The more incidents or potential incidents reported the more the services can justify aiming resources at the golf course.
    Thanks again to SAGE for your support on this matter!

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