Dave Lees
Regional Enforcement Manager, North West 

Fisheries Enforcement Support Service

Dave recently retired from Greater Manchester after serving 30 years as a police officer. The first seven years of his career was with the Metropolitan Police where he was involved in two major incidents – the Broadwater Farm riots and the Kings Cross station fire where Dave was one of the first officers on the scene.

During his time with Greater Manchester Police, for several years Dave had responsibility for planning and commanding protected person escorts including members of the royal family, senior politicians, foreign dignitaries and high risk prisoners.

Dave has received numerous commendations throughout his career and has great experience of working with enforcement volunteers and migrant communities.

Dave said: “I love wildlife, the countryside and all forms of fishing which began for me when I was 10 years old. I am delighted to be working for the Angling Trust, combining my hobby with experience and skills gained from 30 years police service. I firmly believe in the Angling Trust’s mission and look forward to being a part of that success.”


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