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Posted: Jan 23, 2018 - 02:59 pm


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A pair of Amherstburg fishermen have been fined a total of $2,500 for exceeding walleye catch limits.

Robert Gignac Jr. and Robert Gignac Sr. pleaded guilty in provincial offences court last week to possessing an over-limit of walleye caught in Lake Erie. Each of the men was fined $1,000, and Gignac Jr. was fined an additional $500 for transporting illegally caught fish.

On Aug. 1, 2017, the Gignacs and a third man were fishing in the Chatham-Kent waters of Lake Erie east of Wheatley in a boat called the “Buckeye.”

http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/fis...ng-catch-limits

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018 - 03:03 pm


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Ooops......so much simpler to just play by the rules! (and cheaper too)

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018 - 03:11 pm


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Glad they got caught.I dont believe in that S***.Same goes for hunting too.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018 - 03:18 pm


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Way to go dad.. What else did you teach the boy...

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018 - 03:43 pm


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Yes what a pair, and:

Gignac Jr. has a prior conviction from 2017 for fishing for walleye with two extra fishing rods.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018 - 03:49 pm


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What's with all the claims of it being fake news on that site!? Hope not true but regardless that is not enough punishment! Far more to the story if you follow the link. Second offence for one and the extent of which they tried to hide the fish just shows their intent. I hope people like this never get to live it down in their community!!

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018 - 05:32 pm


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just take their license and fine the sh##t out of them, 5 years min, 2 offense,never to fish again Just my 2 cents

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018 - 07:20 pm


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Amherstburg is a small town. My whole family comes from there. Most are farmers who dont fish and could care less about fishing but I guarantee the close knit town small fishing community will care. I would bet that most already know about these two unsavoury fishermen and probably reported them. Why else would the MNR check so thoroughly? I have been stopped to many times to count and no one has ever checked that closely. Good news is I don’t poach like these two elite clowns.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018 - 09:46 pm


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Good for them that they got caught. This is a father and son. Great job dad at teaching your son to poach. They should never be able to fish again. Take all there gear and burn it.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018 - 09:55 pm


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QUOTE (Icehog @ Jan 23, 2018 - 09:46 pm)
Good for them that they got caught. This is a father and son. Great job dad at teaching your son to poach. They should never be able to fish again. Take all there gear and burn it.

That's great idea! But be nice to take and give to less fortunate young kid that's taught the correct code of fishing (and hunting) ethics and bring in a new generation of responsible and ethical Anglers.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2018 - 02:55 pm


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QUOTE (minnkota @ Jan 23, 2018 - 02:59 pm)
A pair of Amherstburg fishermen have been fined a total of $2,500 for exceeding walleye catch limits.

Robert Gignac Jr. and Robert Gignac Sr. pleaded guilty in provincial offences court last week to possessing an over-limit of walleye caught in Lake Erie. Each of the men was fined $1,000, and Gignac Jr. was fined an additional $500 for transporting illegally caught fish.

On Aug. 1, 2017, the Gignacs and a third man were fishing in the Chatham-Kent waters of Lake Erie east of Wheatley in a boat called the “Buckeye.”

http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/fis...ng-catch-limits

I am confused, it says they had a cooler full of 17 fish (already above the 6 fish per person limit) and said they seized all 27 fish but were 9 over the limit? Wouldn't 9 over the limit be 21 fish? 27 fish seized would be 15 fish over the limit?

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Posted: Jan 30, 2018 - 03:55 pm


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QUOTE (landonfish @ Jan 30, 2018 - 02:55 pm)
QUOTE (minnkota @ Jan 23, 2018 - 02:59 pm)
A pair of Amherstburg fishermen have been fined a total of $2,500 for exceeding walleye catch limits.

Robert Gignac Jr. and Robert Gignac Sr. pleaded guilty in provincial offences court last week to possessing an over-limit of walleye caught in Lake Erie. Each of the men was fined $1,000, and Gignac Jr. was fined an additional $500 for transporting illegally caught fish.

On Aug. 1, 2017, the Gignacs and a third man were fishing in the Chatham-Kent waters of Lake Erie east of Wheatley in a boat called the “Buckeye.”

http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/fis...ng-catch-limits

I am confused, it says they had a cooler full of 17 fish (already above the 6 fish per person limit) and said they seized all 27 fish but were 9 over the limit? Wouldn't 9 over the limit be 21 fish? 27 fish seized would be 15 fish over the limit?

I agree with you on the numbers....Maybe the reporter messed up as I aslo came up with 15 over limit fish

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Posted: Jan 30, 2018 - 04:48 pm


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The only way I see the numbers making sense is if there were three people on board fishing. This would allow for 18 fish to be in the cooler at the time they were stopped. The article only talks about the two men charged so possibly they took the rap and the third person got off.

Either way it’s confusing for sure.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2018 - 08:06 pm


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It says on August 1 2017 there was three guys

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 - 03:47 pm


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To add to the confusion I know from personal experience that being over limit you can be fined 100$ a fish. Found out one hunting trip with 8 guys that we exceeded our limit because two of our guys were too cheap to buy a sport license.. .....

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