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> Lake Erie Poachers 50 Walleye
Posted: Sep 20, 2017 - 04:19 pm

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Men from Drayton and St. Clements have been fined in connection with what Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry calls “one of the most significant investigations of its kind in recent memory in southern Ontario.”

The fines were levied in connection with a July 29 incident in which they encountered conservation officers in the parking lot of the Leamington Municipal Marina.
According to the ministry, the men told the officers that they were on their way home after fishing in Lake Erie.

Inspectors searched their boat and vehicles, and found that they had 50 walleye in their possession – far more than their legal limit of six apiece.

All of the fish were seized, as were the men’s fishing rods, tackle boxes and coolers. Both men pleaded guilty to possessing more than the allowable number of walleye. They were fined $5,000 apiece.


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Posted: Sep 21, 2017 - 06:53 am

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50 walleye!!! I'm glad the got busted! They should've taken the boat and car as well and a life time ban on fishing. The MNR really needs to crack down on these walleye poachers cause I know there is many of them doing this on a daily basis.

Watching the Zoo of people catching and keeping half dead salmon is laughable cause they might not know any better but the walleye fisher's knows exactly what they're doing.

Posted: Sep 21, 2017 - 06:00 pm

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I'd Say a 5000 dollar fine would make you think twice the second time.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2017 - 12:24 pm

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$5000. It's all relative. Could be peanuts to one person and a year's earnings to another.

Hopefully it's enough to really smack them good.

This isn't a case of "oh? I thought the limit was 6 and not 4?"

These guys are poachers in every 'cents' of the word. Douche bags.

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