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Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
1,500 Fine for Walleye Angler

September 13, 2018 - A London man has been fined for a violation under the Ontario Fishery Regulations.

Brent Winegarden pleaded guilty and was fined $1,500 for catching and retaining four walleye during the closed season.

Court heard that conservation officers from the Southern Marine and Aylmer Enforcement units conducted a targeted patrol on the Thames River in London on April 10, 2018. The patrol was conducted in response to a tip about an angler who was catching and retaining walleye during the closed season. An officer observed Winegarden catching and retaining walleye and contacted him when he returned to his truck. Winegarden admitted to catching and retaining four walleye when he knew the walleye season was closed.

Regional Senior Justice of the Peace Thomas A. Stinson heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, London, on September 6, 2018.

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). And 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.

Last Updated: Thursday, 13 September 2018 14:26:00 PM EST

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