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A Winnipeg man was fined $2,400 for fishing-related offences.

Barry Golin was convicted after a trial and fined $1,800 for obstructing a fisheries officer, $250 for fishing without a licence, $200 for fishing with too many lines, and $150 for having open liquor.

In addition, he received a two-year fishing suspension.

Court heard that on March 20, 2017, conservation officers were on a routine fisheries patrol on Linklater Lake, west of Vermilion Bay.

Officers encountered Golin fishing with three lines through the ice. He also was in possession of open liquor at the time of the inspection.

Golin obstructed one of the officers by ignoring their instructions and cutting one of the fishing lines with a knife.

He subsequently was arrested.

Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman heard the case April 5-6 in Dryden.

Meanwhile, a Dryden man was fined $1,500 for a hunting offence under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Justin Eddison pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for failing to immediately attach a seal to a deer.

Court heard that on Nov. 10, 2017, a conservation officer stopped at Eddison's residence while conducting routine enforcement duties and determined Eddison had harvested a deer on Nov. 7 but had not affixed his deer seal to the deer.

The deer was seized and forfeited to the Crown.

Justice of the Peace Daisy Hoppe heard the case April 5 in Dryden.

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.

You may be able to provide information that will help solve a case.

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