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Gloucestershire sees increase in illegal elver fishing


There has been a huge rise in the number of people caught illegally fishing for elvers.

Traditional fishing grounds in Gloucestershire and Somerset have shown rich pickings for the highly lucrative baby eel.

But while their numbers have increased, so have the prosecutions.

BBC Points West's Gloucestershire reporter Steve Knibbs investigates.

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