Trio of Walleye Fishermen Nets $6,000 Fine

Three Chelmsford men have been fined a total of $6,000 for fishing quota violations.

Joel Rouleau, Ryan Lalonde and Guy Brosseau were each fined $2,000 for unlawfully possessing an over-limit of walleye.

Court heard that on June 22, 2013, a conservation officer inspected the three men on the Rush Lake Road, Mallard Township. He found a stringer of six walleye in their boat and a cooler containing 36 walleye at their campsite. Their combined catch of 42 fish exceeded the legal limit by 30.

Justice of the Peace Jean-Marie Blier heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Chapleau, on September 11, 2013.

The Ministry of Natural Resources reminds anglers that possession limits are in place to ensure the sustainability of fishery resources. For further information about fishing regulations, please consult the 2013 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary, available at ontario.ca/fishing.

To report a natural resource violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your ministry office during regular business hours.  You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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