Police are seeking the public's help after a man was assaulted on his property near Peter's Pond on the Botwood Highway.

RCMP said the homeowner left his residence to speak with three males who were crossing his property to access a pond for fishing on Saturday afternoon.

According to police, an altercation ensued and the man was attacked by the trio and struck in the face with an ice auger.

The three men left the scene in a black truck.

RCMP said the victim was taken to the hospital in Botwood and later released.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the RCMP in Grand Falls-Windsor.