Anglers in the county to be prosecuted in the New Year.

60 anglers in Kerry will face prosecution in the New Year for failure to return log books. The deadline for return of log books for salmon and sea trout is in mid-October but only 30 per cent of log books have been returned to date. Anglers face fines of 600 euro for a first offense and this goes up to 1300 euro for a third offense. Mr. Aidan Barry, Chief Executive of the South Western Regional Fisheries Board said a random number of anglers would be selected between now and the end of January and prosecution will begin after January 31st. Last year anglers were also threatened with prosecution but 50 per cent of log books were returned after the threat was issued.