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Angler fined for too many walleye

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A Winnipeg man has been fined for a fishing violation.

Stuart Fengler pleaded guilty and was fined $1,200 for possessing five walleye over his legal limit.

Court heard that on July 12, conservation officers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conducted a fisheries inspection of Fengler, his wife, and two sons while they were angling in Echo Bay on Lake of the Woods.

The inspection revealed each family member had a valid licence and that the family possessed 21 walleye in total—two in their boat and 19 at their cottage.

Their sport fishing licences only allowed them to possess a total of 16 walleye.

Justice of the Peace Roger McCraw Jr. heard the case Sept. 4 in Kenora.

For further information on fishing regulations, consult the Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary, available at ontario.ca/fishing

To report a natural resources violation, call toll-free 1-877-847-7667 any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours.

You also can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

As well, visit Ontario.ca/mnrftips to view an interactive, searchable map of unsolved cases.

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