Wear is one of the rivers in my sights for this weekend (given some settled weather). I heard a bit of encouraging news with regard to the ongoing 'Wall/Ice Rink' snatching situation. Apparently the police turned up down there last month after the EA officers had been abused and threatened while checking licences. They checked licences of several individuals and found at least two without. In addition to this they had been watching someone fishing two large trebles and a weight on the local CCTV- this footage will no doubt be used in court to secure a prosecution. Word is that this will be ongoing with undercover operations to follow. Bad news for the poachers but great news for the legal anglers who would be the ones to lose out should angling ever be restricted or banned on this stretch.