ONE OF the biggest fines and costs ever handed out to a fishery occurred last week when top Devon holiday complex Clawford Vineyard were ordered to pay a staggering £35,000 due to accidentally having a few tiddlers!

Barnstaple Magistrates handed out the huge punishment after owners John and Wanda Ray, pleading guilty to five offences under the Import of Live Fish (England and Wales) Act 1980.

They were fined a total of £4,950 and ordered to pay £30,000 costs for keeping two invasive species of fish in lakes near Holsworthy.

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