Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Penalties for using, etc. light or fire for purpose of taking fish.

165.—(1) If, for the purpose of taking any fish, any person uses or has in his possession or control in any lake, river or estuary or on or near the banks thereof any light or fire of any kind, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds or at the discretion of the court to imprisonment for any term not exceeding twelve months.

(2) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this section, the means or materials by which there was produced the light or fire in respect of which the offence was committed shall, as a statutory consequence of conviction, stand forfeited.