Anglers Fined $3000 for Too Many Bass

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MNR NEWS – Two anglers fined for too many smallmouth bass in possession


Two Newmarket anglers have been fined a total of $3,000 for possessing too many fish.
Sokhon Kim and Channy Kim each pleaded guilty to possessing more than their legal limit of bass and were each fined $1,500.

The court heard that on September 10, 2011, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer on patrol checked the couple as they were loading their vehicle. Further inspection revealed that they had 23 smallmouth bass in their possession. Sokhon Kim produced a sport fishing licence and Channy Kim produced a conservation fishing licence allowing Sokhon Kim to possess six bass and Channy Kim to possess two bass. The couple also forfeited their fishing equipment to the Crown.

Justice of the Peace Jason Mariasine heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Peterborough, on October 13, 2011.
Anglers are reminded that each individual is responsible for being aware of limits and fishing within them.

For further information about fishing regulations, please consult the 2011 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary, available at ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, licence issuers and at

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 (8477).

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