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fetoid

I was fishing the Coquitlam River under the Kingsway Bridge on Sunday when a couple of Conservation Officers (is that what they’re called? I’m new to BC) showed up. Around 10 of us were fishing on the west side of the river and around 4 were bunched up on the east side. The guy next to me said that they were snagging on the east side and I did see them bring in a couple of fish within about 30 mins. On our side a few fish were also being caught.
The officer checked my license and my hook and told me that I need to pinch down my barb a little more (damn Colorados are hard to pinch!). I did and she continued to check everyone else out. She was very professional and easy going. Later we saw the officers lead about 4 guys up the hill w/ their stuff. On my way out at 11:30 I saw the four talking to the officers next to their trucks and a couple of fish in the back of the trucks.
This morning at work, a coworker told me about a friend of a friend who got busted at Coquitlam River on Sunday! Turns out they got caught: Snagging (the fish they kept were obviously snagged), using barbed hooks and not having the license marked w/ the fish they caught. Total fine, $2000 for the one individual!
Now that I look back, I don’t know if someone on our side of the river called the officers since the snagging was so obvious.
Anyway, good work done by the officers!
fishinyvr

"and keeping snagged fish"

what does "keeping" mean? I saw a guy get charged for taking a photo of a fish and then releasing it. DFO grabbed the fish IN THE WATER while the guy was letting it go....
BEEFEATER

WOW, THAT CO WAS A DOUCHE. I GUESS TAKING A PICTURE = TAKING A FISH NOW? HOW ELSE ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO PROVE THAT YOU CAUGHT A MONSTER FISH THAT DAY?

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