Two men from the region have been fined by the Ministry of Natural Resources for fishing violations.
During a hearing in Cobourg on May 30, Justice of the Peace Jack Leblanc heard that a conservation officer spotted two men angling rainbow trout, in Shelter Valley Creek near Grafton on April 21, which was a week before the trout season officially opened.
Daniel Olmstead of Maynooth pleaded guilty to fishing for trout during the closed season and was fined $500.
Gregory Eagles of Belleville pleaded guilty to the same charge and was fined $1,000.
He also received a one-year fishing licence suspension.
Eagles had previous convictions by the MNR and that’s why his punishment was more severe.
Anglers are reminded that, except for a few exceptions, the trout and salmon season in that area begins on the fourth Saturday in April and ends on September 30.