Police were called to a possible burglary in progress in Bolton-le-Sands on Saturday.
A concerned member of public thought three men were committing a burglary on Broadlands Drive.
Police arrived and from a description they stopped three men on the canal near to the swing bridge at Hest Bank.
The men were searched and had fishing gear and fish they had caught that day with them.
On further enquiries there had not been any burglary and the call was made with very good intentions.
The men were sent on their way once police were satisfied with their enquiries.