Fishermen fined $10K for keeping dozens more walleye than legal limit allows

The two men were stopped by conservation officers at the Leamington Municipal Marina on July 29. They were each fined $5,000 and two tackle boxes, two coolers and all 50 fish were forfeited to the Crown.

Two tackle boxes, two coolers and all 50 fish were forfeited to the Crown

Two Lake Erie fishermen have been fined $10,000 for catching and keeping more walleye than the legal limit. (Daniel Miller/Associated Press)

Two Lake Erie fishermen have been fined $10,000 for catching and keeping more walleye than the legal limit allows.

Johan and Isaac Enns both pleaded guilty to possession of 50 walleye — 38 fish over the legal limit of 6 each — according to a media release from Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

The two men were stopped by conservation officers at the Leamington Municipal Marina on July 29. They were each fined $5,000 and four fishing rods, two tackle boxes, two coolers and all 50 fish were forfeited to the Crown.