Water bailiff

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WATER BAILIFF, English law. An officer appointed to search ships in ports. 10 H. vii., 30.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"The water bailiff told him that if he was to continue fishing he would have to buy two licences or have one rod.
Kenny Galt from the Tweed Foundation and Tommy Heard Water Bailiff for the river Tweed Commission, return Salmon to the Ettrick after being tagged
A VILLAGER caught by a water bailiff and accused of fishing illegally in a river was fined PS200 and ordered to pay PS147 costs yesterday.
Well, she did manage a hotel and times were tough in those Hungry Thirties, but it was her husband who told Alex Campbell, the loch's water bailiff and part-time journalist, which is how the story surfaced in the Inverness Courier in May.
Turner, 35, from Western Avenue, West Denton, Newcastle, was spotted by a water bailiff fishing without a valid licence at 12.20pm at the Angel of the North Lakes.
Aled Evans, prosecuting for the Environment Agency, told the court Edwards was fishing for non-migratory trout when he was stopped by a water bailiff carrying out spot checks.
New features include an exhibition area with hands-on interactives, a gallery showcasing the work of local artists and craftspeople, outdoor and indoor play areas, nature and riverside trails, an indoor climbing wall and improved interpretation, including historical characters who 'talk' about their lives as a water bailiff and game keeper.
The boys claim the 4in-long barbed "tooth" was confiscated by a passing water bailiff minutes after its discovery.
Anthony Marsh's name and address were given to a water bailiff by someone caught fishing on the River Wye in Herefordshire.
They said: "An Agency water bailiff found you fishing at Phocle Green, Ross-on-Wye, and you were unable to produce a valid rod and line licence."
I will recall when I was fishing on the Derwent in Cumbria and the water bailiff asking to see my licence, not needed in Scotland but a must south of the border.
He said that on June 13 Batty, 21, was witnessed by a water bailiff patrolling the lake.