The BC Conservation Officer Service says an Ontario man is facing a $1,000 fine for making a false statement to obtain a BC fishing licence.
According to the service, the man was checked by Conservation Officers in Smithers during angling patrols along the Bulkley River last fall.
In a Facebook post, they said he had no valid licence or the associated required surcharges.
The Conservation Officer Service said a subsequent check of his angling licence history showed he had been buying BC resident angling licences for years despite not being a BC resident.
The man pleaded guilty to knowingly making a false statement to obtain a licence while in provincial court in Smithers this week.