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News- MNR:Toronto Angler fined for fishing in a closed season


A Toronto man was fined $4,100 for offences related to fishing in a closed season.
Jerry Mata Reboja pleaded guilty and was fined $3,600 for catching and retaining smallmouth bass during the closed season. He pleaded guilty and was fined an additional $500 for making a false statement to a conservation officer.
The court heard that on June 10, 2011, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer was checking anglers for compliance with the fishing regulations at the Trent River in Trent Hills. The officer checked Reboja as he was loading fishing gear into his vehicle. Reboja informed the officer that he had only caught rock bass and produced a stringer of rock bass for inspection. The officer subsequently found Reboja had 18 smallmouth bass. The season for smallmouth bass did not open until June 25, 2011.
Justice of the Peace Joni Glover heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice,
Campbellford, on August 25, 2011.
For further information about Ontario fishing regulations, please consult the 2011 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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