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Grumpa
Posted: Sep 12, 2018 - 08:48 am


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Word has it that another prop tangling 'illegal' ghost net has been hauled out of the lake recently. Photos are circulating on Facebook. Hopefully, if accurate, the OMNRF has been informed and are involved in collection, investigation and disposal.
No matter how many dead fish there are in an illegal net, IMO, it's wastage of the highest level and should be offensive to everyone seriously concerned about the health and future of the lake's fishery.
This has to stop.
It only makes a mockery of all the work and effort that's been undertaken by not only the OMNRF, sports fishermen...but legal, abiding and cooperative commercial fishermen as well.
Very discouraging to see these again.

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Posted: Sep 12, 2018 - 09:42 am


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Here is the picture/proof that is going around on facebook, totally unacceptable that this is going on IMO.








Just another ghost net a buddy picked up in his prop! Great news though no musky in it only walleye, pike, bass, perch, whitefish and one big sturgeon😪!







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Posted: Sep 12, 2018 - 10:37 am


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Wow!

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Posted: Sep 12, 2018 - 11:34 am


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Why don't they pass a law that requires anyone putting a net out must have there name and and address on the net - similar to identification required when setting out traps - this way the net can be identified - it would be easy enough to check nets that are in the water

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Posted: Sep 12, 2018 - 11:58 am


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QUOTE (JoePa @ Sep 12, 2018 - 11:34 am)
Why don't they pass a law that requires anyone putting a net out must have there name and and address on the net - similar to identification required when setting out traps - this way the net can be identified - it would be easy enough to check nets that are in the water

Do you really think anyone setting an illegal net is going to put there name on it

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Posted: Sep 12, 2018 - 08:16 pm


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Wow. Not good.

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Posted: Sep 12, 2018 - 09:13 pm


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Not good at all!!!

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Posted: Sep 13, 2018 - 05:55 pm


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They may not put their name on a net but then there is the chance that an officer sees the net and then watches who tries to recover it and if it doesn't have a name on it the net could be taken out of the water - doing something is better than nothing - you can complain forever and nothing changes

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Posted: Sep 14, 2018 - 09:58 pm


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I was told tonight that a local fishing guide ran into a ghost net and managed to get it off his prop and retrieved the net and presented it to the MNR.
He then received a fine for 5k and paid a lawyer another 5K to fight it and lost.
The justice system clearly needs a common sense clause with some of its rulings.

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Posted: Sep 15, 2018 - 07:14 pm


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QUOTE (morecowbell23 @ Sep 14, 2018 - 09:58 pm)
I was told tonight that a local fishing guide ran into a ghost net and managed to get it off his prop and retrieved the net and presented it to the MNR.
He then received a fine for 5k and paid a lawyer another 5K to fight it and lost.
The justice system clearly needs a common sense clause with some of its rulings.

I'm willing to bet that this story is either outright BS or it's missing some very important details

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Posted: Sep 15, 2018 - 08:34 pm


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Actually, Lazinator...that story, as told by morecowbell, is pretty much bang on.
I know and have fished with the nipissing guide involved in that story...and heard the same details directly from the individual involved.
The situation didn't happen recently...as I recall, it happen a few years ago.

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Posted: Sep 15, 2018 - 08:49 pm


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What was he fined for?

If it was a few years ago, was it an actual ghost net or a "legit" net and he got fined for hitting and damaging a set commercial net?

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