It's gone!

Published: Friday, 22 February 2019

THE GRP cruiser with its canoe and fishing net on the Staffs & Worcs Canal has gone.

It was Orph Mable who first alerted us to the activities of two men in the boat, that was moored opposite his Oxley Marine boat yard, the boat shown here in his photograph.

GPROrphIllegally taking fish

The boat was moored during the day on the 48 hours moorings, then at dusk, Orph told us, it went off towing its canoe with the fishing nets, with the two wearing head-lights, it being believed they were illegally taking fish out of the canal.

But it seems the resulting publicity and the interest by both Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency, after the publicity, has had its effect.