A Georgian Bay Township man has been fined $3,700 for fishing out of season.
The man, whose name was not released, pleaded guilty in Penetanguishene court on May 31 and was fined $1,200 for unlawful sport fishing and $2,500 for catching and retaining a fish during the closed season.
In February 11, 2017, a conservation officer was conducting an enforcement patrol on Severn Sound when he encountered 12 fishing lines set through the ice surrounding a fish hut with no one in the area watching the lines. The man had set the fishing lines earlier that day and left the area.
On January 20, 2018, the same individual was again contacted by a conservation officer while ice fishing on Severn Sound. During the inspection, a 125-centimetre muskellunge was…