Two men from Winnipeg, MB, have been fined nearly $15,000 in total for various fishing violations, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) said Monday.
The two men were each fined:
$3,500 for obstructing a Fisheries Officer;
$1,500 for making false and misleading statements to a Fisheries Officer;
$1,200 for fishing for lake trout during a closed season;
$500 for unlawfully using fish as bait; and
$500 for fishing with barbed hooks in a restricted area.
One of the men was also fined $500 for fishing without a licence, and both have been prohibited from fishing in Ontario for two years. Their fishing equipment was also forfeited to the Crown.