February 13, 2018 - A Kitchener man has been fined $1,500 for a fishing violation.
Milomir Miskovic pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for angling with too many lines
under the Ontario Fishery Regulations. He also had his fishing licence suspended
for three years.
Court heard that on June 9, 2017, conservation officers were patrolling along Big
Otter Creek in Port Burwell when they contacted two males angling from shore, including
Miskovic, who was angling with two lines. When Miskovic observed the conservation
officer, he attempted to dispose of one of the lines by burning it with his cigarette.
The conservation officer was able to secure both lines before Miskovic burned through
Further investigation revealed that Miskovic had six previous convictions under
the Ontario Fishery Regulations and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
Justice of the Peace Chantal L. Bertrand heard the case in the Ontario Court of
Justice, St. Thomas, on February 8, 2018.
For further information on fishing regulations, please consult the Ontario Fishing
Regulations Summary, available at ontario.ca/fishing.
To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667
toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business
hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).