Five Fish Fine Equals $250 Per Fish

Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017 10:20 AM

Five fish too many is costing a Northwestern Ontario man about $250 per fish.

A Hearst man has been fined $1,250 for a fishing offence committed on Long Lake, near the town of Longlac.

Alain Mercier pleaded guilty and was fined $1,250 for possessing an over-limit of fish.

Conservation officers were patrolling Long Lake, when they saw Mercier catch and retain the daily limit of four walleye on the opening morning of walleye season. Later that evening, officers observed Mercier catching and keeping five more walleye, which he gave to other anglers.

On top of the charges and fine, all fish were forfeited to the Crown.