Anglers fined for too many walleye

A local man has been fined $1,680 after pleading guilty to having seven walleye over the limit.
Ted McLeod, 53, also forfeited his fishing gear and the fish to the Crown.
Court was told that on July 20, McLeod was guiding two non-resident anglers on Marmion Lake, about 20 km north of Atikokan.
A Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer from the Atikokan Area inspected the anglers’ boat and discovered the fish.
McLeod took responsibility for the over-limit.
Justice of the Peace Pat Clysdale-Cornell heard the case Dec. 15 in Atikokan.
Meanwhile, four Indiana men were fined $3,800 earlier this month for having 19 walleye over the limit.
Alvin Jones, 45, and Scott Brown, 39, both from Salem, Rodney Johnson 36, of Campbellsburg, and Tyrel Wade, 20, of Sellersburg were found guilty in their absence and fined $950 each.
They also have been banned from fishing in Ontario for a year.
Court heard that on July 6, Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers from the Geraldton area contacted the anglers at McKay Lake, about 20 km south of Longlac.
After an inspection, the officers discovered the extra walleye.
Justice of the Peace Ron Beck heard the case Dec. 6 in Longlac.
The ministry reminds the public that fishing limits are in place to maintain a sustainable fishery so anglers may enjoy the resource in the future.
Call toll-free 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) anytime to report a natural resources violation or contact you local MNR office during regular business hours.
You also can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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