A three week enforcement blitz in the Northeast found most anglers are following laws. The MNR checked out nine different communities, including Timmins. They were looking at licenses, catch and possession limits, and boater safety.

Over 3200 people were checked during the blitz. 232 charges were laid, and 256 warnings were given out. Some of those offences are:

  • failing to carry a licence while fishing
  • fishing without a licence
  • catching or possessing too many fish
  • failing to make sure fish can be identified and counted after packaging
  • consuming liquor in a boat.

The blitz ran from May 16th, to June 7th in Chapleau, Cochrane, Hearst, Kirkland Lake, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins and Wawa.