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#1 Spiel

 
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:03 AM

Humber River Salmon Poachers Fined $3,500

Three Toronto residents have been fined a total of $3,500 for illegal salmon fishing on the Humber River in the City of Toronto.

Ervin Paczok pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for attempting to catch salmon with a landing net. This is the second time in 2012 that Paczok has been convicted for salmon poaching offences. The court heard that Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers conducted patrols along the Humber River in Toronto during the fall migration of spawning salmon.

On October 3, 2012, Paczok was seen wading in the Humber River. He was chasing and trying to catch salmon by scooping them up with a fish landing net. Attila Raffael and Zsolt Raffael pleaded guilty and were each fined $500 for fishing less than 22.9 metres (75 feet) downstream from a dam and $500 for attempting to snag salmon with a weighted hook. In addition to the fines, their fishing equipment has been permanently forfeited.

On October 11, 2012, conservation officers saw the two men trying to snag salmon in the Humber River immediately below a dam, an area that is closed to fishing. Justice of the Peace Sunny Ng heard the cases in the Ontario Court of Justice, Toronto, on December 13, 2012. Migratory fish, such as salmon and rainbow trout, are vulnerable to poaching when they congregate in shallow water and in the pools at the base of dams while moving upstream to spawn. Illegal fishing methods, such as netting and snagging, damage these fish populations and threaten the economic and social benefits that healthy fisheries provide to the people of Ontario.

For further information on fishing regulations, please consult the 2013 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary, available at ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, licence issuers and at ontario.ca/fishing.

To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:37 AM

Maybe once you make a mistake ,But twice ban him from fishing for LIFE!!!!
No third chance end of story

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

Agreed. For a second offense the punishment should be much more feirce.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

Maybe once you make a mistake ,But twice ban him from fishing for LIFE!!!!
No third chance end of story

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Do you really think that will stop him??? :wallbash:

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

People like that deserve to be banned for life from any type of fishing. And the penalties should be higher, IMO.

 

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:57 PM

How bout makin him swim wit da fishes ?



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:46 PM

Some people never learn



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:57 PM

Second offence in the same year should bring a much harsher penalty.

Should have been $5000 and 2 weeks in jail. They're lucky I wasn't the judge.



#9 bobogo

 
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:33 PM

that $3500 fine won't restore the salmon and trout that they probably already poached from before :(



#10 Floren Lukatsky

 
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:37 AM

they will be back again. i wonder if a third time offence comes with greater fines or even jail time.



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 02:07 PM

I could use a new reel if they took their gear. Tried carpfishing this year once and my reel gave way.

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 07:31 AM

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 03:07 PM

Obviously getting caught and fined wasn't enough to stop these guys.

Second offense should be automatic jail time on top of a much more significant fine.



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 07:49 PM

Guys this thread started almost 4 years ago.
Not current info.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:51 PM

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#16 danteiv

 
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:36 PM

Maybe once you make a mistake ,But twice ban him from fishing for LIFE!!!!
No third chance end of story

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