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Old 12-29-2019, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. Just had a frustrating thing happen to me. I put my wife’s and my fishing licences together every year. They are purchased at same time, have sequential registration numbers and all. We were being checked the other day and mine was not there. Misplaced or lost. Whatever. My fault for not checking. I received a ticket for fishing without a licence, and my question would be. Should it not have been a ticket for not being able to produce it? When we purchased a licence there is an original book with the carbon copy’s in it. Would a copy of that help?

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Hello. Just had a frustrating thing happen to me. I put my wife’s and my fishing licences together every year. They are purchased at same time, have sequential registration numbers and all. We were being checked the other day and mine was not there. Misplaced or lost. Whatever. My fault for not checking. I received a ticket for fishing without a licence, and my question would be. Should it not have been a ticket for not being able to produce it? When we purchased a licence there is an original book with the carbon copy’s in it. Would a copy of that help?

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Nope, you must have told the officer you didn't know where it was (misplaced or lost), not that you left it somewhere else (knew where it actually was) and could produce it at a later date. The department is not obligated nor will they do a search to verify if you actually purchased one.....the onus is on you to produce the original. They insist on the original as there are situations (caught and retained fish of a certain size) where you must sign and date the back of the licence. It's also illegal to have two licences for the same reason. The fine is correct.
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Hello. Just had a frustrating thing happen to me. I put my wife’s and my fishing licences together every year. They are purchased at same time, have sequential registration numbers and all. We were being checked the other day and mine was not there. Misplaced or lost. Whatever. My fault for not checking. I received a ticket for fishing without a licence, and my question would be. Should it not have been a ticket for not being able to produce it? When we purchased a licence there is an original book with the carbon copy’s in it. Would a copy of that help?

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If you are able to prove you purchased one, then you may try and plead not guilty and set a court date then bring the proof.
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If you are able to prove you purchased one, then you may try and plead not guilty and set a court date then bring the proof.
You need to produce the original, that is the only acceptable proof that would be accepted.
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Possible that the prosecutor will be understanding and toss the ticket after being shown proof one was purchased. Who knows, he may find the original and bring it as proof.

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Possible that the prosecutor will be understanding and toss the ticket after being shown proof one was purchased. Who knows, he may find the original and bring it as proof.
The receipt books with the carbon copies are all sent back to the dept. They surely won't go thru them all to find the specific carbon copy so as to help the charged person out..........especially since it's only the original that will help.
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1. Look for the licences if you can't find it.
2. Contact the COs with the numbers you have knowing your wife's number.
you have to do this any way to get a new licences.
3. If you find the licences or have proof go to court. Plead not guilty. To never having a licences.
4. As long as you had proof you had one it shows you are not guilty of the ticket. You were not charged with anything else.

5 Think of the time off work and if the ticket is worth it to fight.
A lot of the time it's not between stress and loss of pay or holiday time.
You may consider it a hard lesson.

Just my two cents good luck .
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Take a picture of it. Everyone carries a phone nowadays
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Take a picture of it. Everyone carries a phone nowadays
Not accepted, has to be the original. Even if your charged with "failure to carry", you still have to provide the original. If your charged with "fishing without" it's a done deal...... unless you plead not guilty (because you actually found your original) go to court and then the fine gets reduced to "failure to carry", the difference in the fine is $124.....need to ask yourself if it's all worth it?????
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