Several people have been prosecuted by the Environment Agency over fishing in areas of Lancashire without licences.
Scott Clarke Marshall, 25, of St Austins Road, Avenham, Preston, was found guilty in his absence of fishing without a licence at Vernon’s Lodge, Penwortham, in October.
Preston Magistrates Court fined him £55 and ordered him to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £60 costs.
In a further case, Vincent William Ainsworth, 31, of Lime Avenue, Kirkham, near Preston, was also found guilty in his absence of fishing without a licence in the River Ribble at Preston in September last year.
The bench at Preston Magistrates Court ordered him to pay a £55 fine and a £20 victim surcharge and £60 costs.
The Environment Agency is attempting to prosecute another man, Anthony Mullarkey, 48, of Croftgate, Fulwood, who denies fishing at the Tickled Trout offence and will appear for trial on April 23.