Anglers Fishing Licence Suspended

MNR Media Release – Ice Angler Fined

A Barry’s Bay man has received a $100 fine and a fishing licence suspension for a fishing offence.

Richard Yakabuskie pleaded guilty and was fined $100 for angling with more than the permitted number of lines. His fishing licence was also suspended for one year.

Court heard that on January 22, 2015, a conservation officer checked Yakabuskie while he was angling on Kamaniskeg Lake in Sherwood Township. Yakabuskie was fishing with two lines, although only one line may be used for ice fishing on this lake. A records check revealed that Yakabuskie had been charged two years earlier for angling with extra lines on the same lake. He also had other prior fishing violations.

Justice of the Peace Barry Moran heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke, on February 23, 2015.

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