It turned out to be an expensive ice fishing trip for a Winnipeg man. The angler is facing $2,400 in fines and a two-year fishing suspension.
Court heard that on March 20, 2017, conservation officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry were on a routine fisheries patrol on Linklater Lake, west of Vermilion Bay. Officers encountered Barry Golin fishing with three lines through the ice.
Golin was in possession of open liquor at the time of the inspection. Golin obstructed one of the officers by ignoring the officer’s instructions and cutting one of the fishing lines with a knife. He was subsequently arrested.
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.
To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 or contact your local ministry office. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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