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Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby Bradan » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:16 pm

Hmmm, that name's familiar... :wink:


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Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon on the river Colligan, Dungarvan.

At the sitting of the Dungarvan District Court on Wednesday 26th March 2014, Mr. Arthur Daly, Dungarvan, County Waterford was prosecuted by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) for illegal netting of salmon on the river Colligan, Dungarvan. Mr. Daly pleaded guilty to breaches of Sections 94(1), 96(1) and 97(2) of the 1959 Act as amended. Mr. Jason Moran, Fisheries Officer with IFI, told Judge Terrance Finn that while on a routine patrol at approximately 9pm on the evening of the 20th of August 2013, he and three other fishery officers observed Mr. Daly and an accomplice setting two nets in a pool in the river and throwing stones in the pool to drive fish into the nets. The fish had no chance to escape as they were trapped between the two nets and were being forced into the nets by the action of Mr. Daly throwing stones at the fish. Mr. Daly and his accomplice had already succeeded in netting two salmon which were in Mr. Dalys bag. The river Colligan is a very important wild salmon and sea trout river but is only open for catch and release angling for salmon in an attempt to conserve the salmon population. Illegal fishing activity, particularly netting activities have potentially devastating consequences for fish stocks.

Judge Terrance Finn convicted Mr. Daly and imposed fines totalling €2,000.00 and awarded legal costs of €997.39 and expenses of €597.64 to Inland Fisheries Ireland.
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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby gerty86 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:35 pm

Hopefully we will see more of the same with these people being brought to court and prosecuted. Might act as a deterrent to others if harsh penalties are being handed out!
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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby Tanglerat » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:05 pm

Judge Terrance Finn convicted Mr. Daly and imposed fines totalling €2,000.00 and awarded legal costs of €997.39 and expenses of €597.64 to Inland Fisheries Ireland


Ouch. €3595.03? Arthur, you pillock!

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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby beachbuddy » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:43 pm

Hypocritical.
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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby JimC » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:08 pm

Poor form.
I met Cortaz a couple of times and found him to be an interesting chap. The poacher turned gamekeeper image was different and interesting. He seemed to be committed to protection.

Illegal netting of salmon or bass is a crime committed by criminals. Criminals stole my inflatable. Same difference.

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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby JOHN1 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:43 pm

A leopard never changes it's spots and you can't teach an old dog new tricks and all of that jazz :wink:
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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby patk » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:00 am

Inexcusable an absolute disgrace from a so called angler. Shame on you Cortaz

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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby cortaz » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:18 am

I am who i am :wink:
I was also nabbed in 79,83,89, and 93 and now 2014.
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"Bass, there future in your hands, support catch and release"
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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby patk » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:45 am

cortaz wrote:I am who i am :wink:
I was also nabbed in 79,83,89, and 93 and now 2014.

Arent you a great fella altogether did you net them at the right time in your solnar calendar ? A small river like that with two nets crook
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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby patk » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:47 am

I sincerely hope mods will ban this character asap fom the forum

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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby barry murphy » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:48 am

A lot of bass will have to be sold to paying for that fine
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Postby barry murphy » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:49 am

I agree pat
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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby jd » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:56 am

cortaz wrote:I am who i am :wink:
I was also nabbed in 79,83,89, and 93 and now 2014.

You are who you are - a hypocrite and a liar and a [REDACTED]. BANNED

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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby gfkelly1969 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:05 am

cortaz wrote:I am who i am :wink:
I was also nabbed in 79,83,89, and 93 and now 2014.
over 35 years netting salmon,how many bass were netted in the same 35 years?

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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby patk » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:08 am

Its funny that I read th article here from wrasseputin? with Cortaz and he was asked how he got into bass fishing after salmon fishing and his answer was when he realised how much they were worth!!! Barry you are right re bass possibly paying for fine. I hope fisheries officers keep watching and I also hope people dont use him as a guide. We all appear united against commercils ilegal fishing to me this is worse .

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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby Eoghan » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:45 am

That's a shame, if he had applied himself correctly he could have made good money as a guide. But as he said himself - "I am what I am". I must admit I liked the Hollywood type story of a former poacher turned conservationist. :-(
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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby JOHN1 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:48 am

cortaz wrote:I am who i am :wink:
I was also nabbed in 79,83,89, and 93 and now 2014.

The Big question that is worth thousands of euro is, HOW many times has he not been Caught :|
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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby JimH » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:06 pm

Patience is a virtue.

Another classic example of the middle finger to anything good in Ireland.

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Re: Man prosecuted for illegal netting of salmon

Postby dangler » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:20 pm

JOHN1 wrote:
cortaz wrote:I am who i am :wink:
I was also nabbed in 79,83,89, and 93 and now 2014.

The Big question that is worth thousands of euro is, HOW many times has he not been Caught :|

As a former fisheries officer I can tell you that he will have got away with this hundreds of times without getting caught! The chances of just coming across someone illegally netting are so slim! Most convections I was involved in came from tip offs! This is before the day's of the 24hour reporting line. The board have always been stretched and now more then ever. I would advise anglers in that area to be extra vigilant. This guy knew what he was doing and has years of experience. You can bet if he's been selling salmon he's been selling bass. And now that is guiding business is hopefully gone then what is he going to do to supplement his income?? Remember he doesn't need a net in his hand to be poaching!

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