Sioux Lookout Walleye Participant Found Not Guilty Of Fish Violation

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:01 AM

Vindication for a local angler who was charged during the 2016 Sioux Lookout Walleye Tournament.

The 23-year-old was charged with possessing a fish of a prohibited size after the Ministry of Natural Resources at the time stated that the tails of the fish had been cut to shorten the overall length, in an attempt to possess it as a legal-sized fish.

A day long special trial for the man has been held and Justice Donio heard evidence that the length of the fish fell within the prohibited size limits.

Justice Donio heard all of the facts and found the angler not guilty of all charges.

The initial charge had damaging effects as the man says he wasn't allowed to enter any fishing tournament across the region.

He tells CKDR News that he's relieved this case is behind him and he was able to tell his version of the events.