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Posted: Oct 11, 2018 - 08:08 am

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Fishing blitz nets dozens of charges in Port Hope, Cobourg

More than three dozen charges were laid against anglers in Northumberland County during a three-day enforcement blitz by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

During the weekend of Sept. 28-30, conservation officers laid 37 charges and 18 warnings to anglers at the Ganaraska River in Port Hope and the Cobourg Creek in Cobourg.

Charges and warnings were issued for:

Fishing without a licence
Trespassing to fish
Possessing an over-limit of salmon
Taking fish other than by angling
Fishing without carrying a licence
Fishing with a snagger
Fishing in a fish sanctuary
Snagging salmon

During the blitz, officers also laid charges and issued warnings under the Liquor Licence Act for having open liquor and seized salmon and fishing equipment.

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Posted: Oct 11, 2018 - 09:55 am

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Nice to know something is finally being done at that s**t show. Never heard of the charge of “ fishing with a snagger”, anyone know the term? Does it refer to fishing with another person who is snagging or the type of gear you have on your line i wonder

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Posted: Oct 11, 2018 - 01:57 pm

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If I am not mistaken, a snagger is really just a type of gear you are using. Oversized hooks (often treble or double hook), no bait and ripped through the water hoping to snag a fish

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