I wonder how much he was able to swing in lawyer fees since this started... This case is a joke, and people wonder where all our fish are. Why should people follow laws that dont get enforced, thats the only message they are sending.
The thing to remember here is that it is not just our Natural resources that are under punished, when crimes are committed. The issue is much deeper. Our entire Criminal system is seriously broken. Acts that are out-dated. The Young Offenders act, the Protection of Property act, just to name two. When someone is sentenced, lets say to life for Murder, that same person can be on the street, on parole, in 10 years. That is not life....
So when we look at this case and become outraged at the fine, some soul searching really must take place.
Our Prisons are full, our court system is over booked, I could go on, but it is pointless.
Are far as Trout go, that is my fishing passion. I do not like to see this, but rather then viewing the glass half empty, I know most respect the laws and take within the allowable limits , or take even less.
I keep my head held high and smile, because there are people who will kill to see me fall.