Immigrants killing our wildlife.

Posted: March 27, 2010 in British jobs for British workers, Law & Disorder

Anglers are calling for action to be taken over migrants who they claim have “raped and pillaged” Peterborough’s waterways in a quest for food.

Andy Jackson, secretary of the Peterborough and District Angling Association, says eastern European migrants are damaging the city’s wildlife and fish stocks in their bid to source free food from the River Nene and lakes at Ferry Meadows.

The association, which controls eight miles of city waterways, says it has lost large quantities of fish including bream, carp, pike, tench, chub and even eels. Club members say these stocks could take years to replenish.

Mr Jackson claims the migrants are using inhumane ways to catch the fish, including using long lines with multiple hooks. He says the migrant fishermen are leaving the hooks in the water overnight, meaning the trapped fish die a slow and painful death.

He also believes they are using other traps and snares to catch different kinds of wildlife, including deer and rabbits. Poachers have also been snaring and butchering swans in the city.


The fishing season closed on March 14 until June 16, to allow fish to breed but head bailiff at the association Jonathan Means said since then two Polish men were caught fishing illegally in Castor on March 16 and a further three were caught on March 17.

With more than 16,000 new Eastern European immigrants arriving in the past five years, those unable – or unwilling – to pay for accommodation in Peterborough are living in crude shelters made of wood and plastic sheeting, scores of immigrants have taken up permanent residence all along the Nene. Picture shows Lithuanian woman in one of these shelters.


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