A Winnipeg man has been 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 was also 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.
Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Dryden, on April 5 and 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.
Source: Northwest Ontario Outdoors