Three violation tickets handed out on Red Fern Lake: FSJ conservation officers

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John conservation officers handed out a couple of violation tickets to anglers …

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John conservation officers handed out a couple of violation tickets to anglers over the weekend.

According to the BC Conservation Officer Service, three tickets were issued while officers patrolled Red Fern Lake.

A group of anglers were reportedly fishing with unattended lines, and one person didn’t have a fishing license.

According to the province, fishing with a set line is only allowed in lakes in the Skeena and Omineca regions, with one line one hook no smaller than three centimetres.

In BC, leaving a line unattended can result in a $250 fine, and fishing without a license is $500.

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