This chapter and Chapter 1531. of the Revised Code do not apply to any of the following:
(A) Nets, traps, or other devices for catching fish in the possession of the owner of a private artificial fish pond or privately owned lake for use only in that pond or lake;
(B) Fish nets, fish traps, or other devices for catching fish, not otherwise prohibited, to be used in catching fish in Lake Erie, or in those bays, marshes, estuaries, or inlets bordering on, flowing into, or in any manner connected with Lake Erie, wherein fishing with those devices is permitted when the fish nets, fish traps, or other devices are kept within one mile of the waters of the Lake Erie fishing district;
(C) Nets, gill nets, traps, or other devices in the possession of bona fide manufacturers or dealers when the nets, gill nets, traps, or other devices are kept in the regular places of business of those manufacturers or dealers, or are in course of transportation, or other devices in the possession of common carriers for transportation;
(D) Gill nets in the possession of a person who holds a currently valid wild animal collecting permit issued to him by the chief of the division of wildlife under section 1533.08 of the Revised Code and who is taking fish with a gill net in accordance with the permit.
Effective Date: 10-20-1994 .