THE net is closing in as a crackdown on illegal fishing in the region continues.
Environment Agency officers caught two men with illegal netting on the beach at Clynnog Fawr, near Caernarfon on Monday.
Netting on the beach at Clynnog Fawr is prohibited during this time of year to protect salmon, sea trout and sea bass nursery areas.
David Edwell of Environment Agency Wales (EAW) said: “Illegally netting fish in a sensitive area like this can impact on stocks of salmon and sea trout in the rivers Desach and Llyfni, as they rely on these rivers as an important migratory route to spawn.”
Officers confiscated three sea bass from the men, who were from the Llyn Peninsula, as well as the nets they were using.
The EAW recently apprehended two men on the River Ogwen Estuary, and another two men at the mouth of the Afon Llyfni near Caernarfon.