Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Seize Nearly A Freezer Full Of Fish
From Road Check In Port Hope
Originally posted by Today's Northumberland
“There are many reasons why people may take them, but we’re trying to stop the spreading of disease and commercialization especially.”
With County Road 28 being a gateway to Rice Lake and the Kawarthas from Highway 401 it was very visible to anglers that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are proactive in their efforts.
“We’ve got a lot of people who have come into the check-in station who have given positive feedback. A lot of waving, thumbs-up, it’s good that people don’t see it as an inconvenience, they see it as an important step to protecting the resource.”
Along with the fish, a live painted turtle was also seized and the person was charged.
Alexander Mazzuca was on his way home to Vaughan after a bass tournament at Rice Lake when he was stopped and checked.
“I think this is great. This proves that our money towards our (fishing) licenses is going somewhere. These guys are great.”
The same sentiment was also shared by Bob Langlois who was on Weller’s Bay and Rice Lake for a day of fishing with friends.
Langlois said the fishing was great on both bodies of water as they caught a number of bass and walleye.
“I think it’s awesome and we should see more of it.”
“We pulled in and thought this is great to see.”
Port Hope Police officers also were on site at the inspection. One person was cautioned regarding a minor CDSA infraction. The person’s pickup truck was towed from the area because it was deemed unsafe with no tread in the tires.
For a first time offence of having fish in a live well is $240.