Fines for Snowmobile and Ice Angling Offences

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 MNR NEWS  June  12 2013 – $2,000 in Fines for Snowmobile and Ice Angling Offences


Two men have been fined a total of $2,000 for a number of snowmobile and fishing-related


Brian Truelove of Westport pleaded guilty and was fined $500 each for setting hook lines

and for failing to remain within 60 metres of his ice fishing hole while angling. Kyle Faarup

of Oshawa pleaded guilty and was fined $500 each for setting hook lines and for failing to

register the snowmobile he was operating. Equipment seized from both men was forfeited

to the Crown.

The court heard that on March 10, 2013, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation

officer patrolling in South Frontenac Township inspected set hook lines on Garter Lake

where there is no winter fishing for lake trout. Upon investigation, it was concluded that the

four hook lines had been set the previous day. Truelove and Faarup, who arrived a short

time later, were observed checking the lines. They also set an additional line and failed to

remain within 60 metres of this line. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that

neither of the snowmobiles the men were driving, both of which were owned by Faarup,

had been registered.

Justice of the Peace, Jack Chiang, heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, in

Kingston, on May 28, 2013.

Ice anglers are reminded that setting hook lines and failing to remain within 60 metres of a

set line are offences under the Ontario Fishery Regulations.

For further information on

fishing regulations, please consult the 2013 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary,

available at

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