Fishing tackle stolen as angler slept

Thousands of pounds worth of fishing gear has been stolen from an angler during a fishing trip.

Simon Bovington was shocked to wake up and find his fishing tackle had been stolen as he slept.

Simon Bovington, an angler from Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, UK, has reported that his fishing tackle has been stolen while he slept during his fishing trip at Moorgreen Reservoir.

Simon, who has been a member of the fishery for 13 years and never had any problems in the past, said that he is so shocked at what has happened.

His rods and reels were fitted with alarms and he felt reassured as it is also a members-only fishery with a bailiff living nearby.

“My mate who I had been fishing with, came to my tent to ask me to keep an eye on his stuff whilst he nipped to work and said my gear had been taken,” explained Simon. “I thought he was joking around but he wasn’t.
“I’d woken up about 2.45am to go to the loo and everything was ok but by 6.45am, when my mate woke me, they had gone.”

Simon, who has collected the equipment over several years, added: “It was top quality gear worth just under £3,000. And I’ve just found out that the insurance company will only give me £900 as unbeknown to me our policy has been transferred to another company.”

A police spokesman said: “This was a brazen theft. If you think you have been approached to buy this equipment call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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