Shock over fishery’s ‘no Polish’ sign

Image copyright Rado Papiewski
Image caption The sign in Launton bans Shine fishermen, children and dogs

The fishery which has a sign banning Shine and “Eastern bloc” anglers is definitely facing possible legal action.

The owner of Field Farm Fisheries in Oxfordshire said he had captured some anglers stealing fish.

Polish fisherman Rado Papiewski has crowdfunded £ 5, 1000 to pay for a private prosecution and have the particular sign removed.

The particular Equality and Human Rights Commission payment said the sign was illegal and it would take “enforcement action” if necessary.

Mr Papiewski runs a project called Building Bridges, for the Angling Trust, which usually aims to “educate and integrate” anglers from other countries.

The project website explains that will anglers from countries such as Belgium have traditionally caught fish “for the pot”, whereas in The uk anglers generally return fish towards the water.

Mr Papiewski said he was shocked whenever he saw the sign in Launton, near Bicester.

He or she believes it is in breach from the Equality Act 2010.

Image copyright Rado Papiewski
Image caption Rado Papiewski has crowdfunded more than £ 5, 000 to pay for legal charges

“It discriminates against a group of people. It could be any kind of nationality on this sign.

“It’s [before] our time but… people are commenting this is like going back to the 1960s, inch he said.

This individual wants the sign removed rapidly so other people are not encouraged to follow along with suit.

Mr Papiewski said he approached the police, however they said it was not a criminal issue. Thames Valley Police has been contacted for comment.

A good Equality and Human Rights Percentage spokeswoman described the sign since discriminatory and unlawful, and mentioned it would be writing to the fishery in order to advise it to take it lower.

“It’s right to problem such out of date practices and any kind of business that believes this is suitable should think again before they end up facing legal action, ” the girl said.

Fishery proprietor Billy Evans defended the indication.

The former Conventional councillor, has had similar signs on his property since 2009 .

He said: “I shall nevertheless stand up for what I believe in.

“If they want to contact me a racist for stopping robbers from coming on my personal property that’s what they’ll perform.

“I know Now i’m right and I’m doing the correct thing. ”

Image caption Billy Evans (pictured in 2009) stated he stood by his values