An Ontario man pretended to be from B.C. for years so he could fish the Bulkley River.
But now the gig is up and he has to pay a huge fine.
The news was announced on the B.C. Conservation Officer Facebook page.
“An Ontario man has been fined $1,000 for making a false statement to obtain a fishing licence,” the post reads. “The individual was checked by Conservation Officers in Smithers during angling patrols along the Bulkley River last fall. He had no valid licence or the associated required surcharges.”
“A subsequent check of his angling licence history showed he had been purchasing B.C. resident angling licences for years despite not being a B.C. resident,” it adds.
He recently pleaded guilty in Smithers provincial court.