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Keeping small walleye results in fine for local man

The three men beached their boat on the shoreline at the North Bay waterfront and tried to escape on foot.
walleye on ice
File photo.

A North Bay man has been fined $2,400 for taking walleye of a prohibited size from Lake Nipissing.

Bruce Duhaime pleaded guilty to illegally catching and retaining six undersized walleye and was fined $400 for each fish. Duhaime also received a two-year fishing licence suspension.

Court heard that on May 29, 2015, conservation officers tried to stop Duhaime and two other men in a vessel on Lake Nipissing.

The three men beached their boat on the shoreline at the North Bay waterfront and tried to escape on foot. The officers apprehended the men, and Duhaime was found to be in possession of six undersized walleye.

He admitted he had caught and retained the fish.

Justice of the Peace Michael Kitlar heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, North Bay, on February 17.

For further information on fishing regulations, please consult the Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary, available at