Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

Fisherman fined after using illegal hook on Okanagan River

A fisherman is going to think twice about using prohibited fishing hooks following an incident in the Okanagan on the weekend.

According to the BC Conservation Officer Service, an angler was served a ticket and a written warning for using a barbed hook in the Okanagan River.

<who> Photo Credit: BC COS

For those wondering, it is an offense to use barbed hooks in any stream or river across the province.

In addition to the hooks, the fisherman was also punished for catching and retaining more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery rainbow trout.

All in all, the person was fined $150 for the incident that took place near Okanagan Falls.

The COS continues to increase personnel on lakes, rivers and streams. Residents are urged to be prepared so they don't have to deal with similar situations.



We are asking for your support of local journalism. If you like what we do and believe it has value that adds to our community, we would appreciate your consideration. Please click here to learn more about how you can support local journalism.


Visit our Facebook page to comment on this story.

Sign up for local eNews delivered to your inbox by 7 am every day.

Send your comments, news tips, letter to the editor, photos and videos to news@kelownanow.com.

To report a typo, send an email to news@kelownanow.com.





Tue
32℃


Wed
33℃


Thu
23℃


Fri
26℃


Sat
26℃


Sun
28℃

Top Stories

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our RSS