Wisconsin Man Fines for Fishing Violations


DRYDEN – A Wisconsin man has been fined for fishing violations.

Richard Estridge of Danbury pleaded guilty and was fined $1,800 for possessing six more walleye than allowed under the Ontario Fishery Regulations. He was also fined $700 for possessing fish packed in a manner that they could not be easily counted.

Court heard that on July 18, 2018, conservation officers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry inspected Estridge and his group who were in possession of walleye after fishing that day on Good Lake, north of Dryden. Officers continued their inspection at his seasonal camp and determined he was in possession of six walleye over his legal possession limit.  In addition, some of the walleye inspected were packed in such a manner that the officers could not obtain an immediate count of the fish.

Justice of the Peace Denette Maslach heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice in Dryden, Ontario on October 4, 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).  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.

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