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Thunder Bay angler fined $600 for 'same offence at same location' after using extra line

Aug 10, 2018 04:32PM ● By Editor
 An angler from Thunder Bay has been fined and suspended from fishing for 6-months after conservation officers found him ice-fishing for walleye with more than the permitted number of lines. (Daniel Miller/Associated Press)

From CBC News · August 10, 2018 

A Thunder Bay angler has been fined and had his fishing license suspended for six months for disregarding fishing regulations in Ontario, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) stated Friday.

According to the MNRF release, conservation officers said they were conducting a sport fish enforcement patrol on Shebandowan Lake in April 2018 when they found the man ice fishing for walleye with more than the permitted number of lines.

During the inspection, officers determined the individual "had been charged with the same offence at the same location" about one month earlier, the MNRF said.

The angler appeared in a Thunder Bay court on August 1, and was fined $600 and given a six-month fishing suspension.

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