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Ontario fisher caught without BC fishing licence on the Bulkley River

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.

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