Pells lake in Lewes loses 50 per cent of fish stock due to illegal angling

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Seriously depleted fish stocks have been reported at the Pells Lake in Lewes.

About 50 per cent of the carp is understood to have been lost at the local beauty spot in what appears to be a spate of illegal angling.

Fishing lines have been found set across the lake in the early morning.

The Environment Agency has been called in to assist finding the culprits.