Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959

Penalty for using unlicensed scheduled engine, other than rod and line.

65.—(1) If any person uses or erects in any fishery district any scheduled engine, for the taking of salmon, trout or eels, in respect of which there is not for the time being in force an ordinary fishing licence authorising the use of that engine in that fishery district, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine of not less than double and not more than treble the ordinary licence duty for the time being payable in respect of an ordinary fishing licence to use that engine.

(2) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this section the engine in respect of which the offence was committed shall, as a statutory consequence of conviction, stand forfeited.

(3) This section does not apply to the use of rod and line.