South West Lakes Trust manages a portfolio of nearly 50 lakes and other natural resources so it is not always possible for our wardens to be on the scene when issues occur. The very remote and rural nature of our estate, the thing that makes them so special, also means that modern mobile communications don’t always cover the areas we would like them to. This makes getting an immediate response to ongoing incidents very challenging.
Please use this form to report any incidents of poaching, illegal fishing or any other form of antisocial behaviour to the management team so that we are able to take appropriate action. All reports will be reviewed daily and appropriate action taken.
Incidents of poaching - The following link provides information regarding our involvement in Operation Leviathan, a joint policing initiative set up between the Environment Agency, The Angling Trust, The Devon and Cornwall Police and ourselves. The page details some of the complex ways in which the law treats angling issues and offers good advice on what to do if you see something that concerns you - www.angling-trust.goodformtest.co.uk/freshwater-projects/operation-traverse-leviathan
Information we gather on poaching will be used to coordinate the responses of all four agencies and this may result in joint covert operations or enhanced licence and permit checks from time to time.
Thank you for reporting this incident. If we need further information we will contact you using the details you have provided. If you have any photographs relating to the incident please email them to [email protected]