A MAJOR poaching incident – possibly the most alarming ever – has resulted in Police armed response being summoned.

An unnamed angler had witnessed three men of alleged Eastern European appearance taking pot shots at the water with shotguns at the Whittlesey AA-controlled stretch of the Twenty Foot Drain, near Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.

A subsequent 999 call lead to armed officers and Police helicopter deployed to deal with the situation.

The three individuals were finally arrested some time later in the March area.

For the full horrifying story, grab a copy of this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine out November 30.