July 5th, 2007
You really need to make sure that you check to see if there have been any updates to the regulations for your chosen fishing ground before heading out. You are responsible to know the current regulations and the DFO enforcement officers will ticket you if you are found to be violating regulations. We were boarded several times last year and had our licenses, catch limits, safety equipment, and hook barbs checked. Luckily we were in full compliance and didn’t get ticketed which is a good thing because the fines can be steep!
Before you go out:
- Check the recreational fishing notices.
- Pinch all the barbs on your hooks! This should be the first thing that you do when you open a new lure or package of hooks. It’s so easy to forget since almost all hooks still have them when purchased new.