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OUCH!! $4,000 in Fines and Two-Year Suspension for Fishing Violations


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Hmmm ... Well don't get me wrong ... I am all about making sure people don't go over their limits and enforcing that is the only way to make sure it happens ...And that daily limit doesn't mean every day ... and possession limit is exactly that ... but I assume he isn't married and doesn't have kids ... because there is no law against catching a limit one day and gifting it to someone else (even someone in your household and then going out the next day to do it again.)

 

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I used to fish near Woods Bay/Moon River in the Massasauga PP probably a little over 30 years ago now.  Beautiful, beautiful waterways!  The fishing got so poor 25 years ago due to pressure and poachers, gill netting and pollution (we saw 55 g drums, ovens, fridges in the water) we stopped going and headed further north.  If the ministry starts going after all these offenders and then uses the fines to support the fisheries and hatcheries - I'm all for it.  One guy, great ... now, start going after the others.  To answer the question about it being excessive?  Maybe.  Will it get paid in full? Doubt it. 

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On 4/23/2021 at 11:41 AM, TJQ said:

Harsh.. or not harsh enough??  or just right??  What do you think??

 

https://mnrwatch.com/4000-in-fines-and-two-year-suspension-for-fishing-violations/

 

Just right for me. I've been fishing for over 30 years and believe some lakes in southern Ontario are overly fished. For an example, Bass fishing in Cooks' Bay (Lake Simcoe) is totally different than 20 years ago. Same as Walleye in lake Scugog. I'm sure they set those limit for a reason, got to follow it. 

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So if I understand this right - if you catch your limit at some time and put some of the fish in your freezer - then you go fishing a week later and again catch your limit you could be fined for having too many fish - it seems to me that a lot of guys do that - maybe I'm wrong but kinda makes me wonder - 

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