A hero Angus lifeboat coxswain has clung on to his position despite admitting illegally poaching fish.
Thomas Mark Yule, 42, from David’s Hill, St Vigeans, Arbroath, was fined £300 by a sheriff on Thursday but he won’t face additional sanctions from the RNLI.
Yule pleaded guilty at Arbroath Sheriff Court to breaching the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 at Elliot Sands, Arbroath, on June 7.
He was caught with 16 fish after being stopped by police following a tip-off from water bailiffs who monitored Yule’s activities under the cover of darkness.
Source : The Courier
Author : Graeme Strachan
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