An International Falls, Minn., man has been fined $5,000 and banned from fishing in Ontario for three years after being caught fishing without a licence in two separate incidents.

A provincial investigation determined that on Sept. 14, 2019, Cody Christensen was fishing without a licence on Rainy Lake’s Black Sturgeon Bay near Fort Frances.

According to a Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry news release, Christensen had also been fishing without a licence in 2018.

Christensen pleaded guilty to the 2019 offence early this month in Fort Francs court, the release said Friday.