An angler is facing charges after he was found with six fresh walleye. An officer was conducting checks along the North Saskatchewan River on May 16th when they came across a vehicle parked at a bridge southwest of Elk Point.
The fish were found in the grass nearby. Lyle Frisby was investigated for poaching, and was fined $3,000 and given a 12 month fishing suspension a month later.
Fish and Wildlife Enforcement explains that it’s illegal to keep any walleye caught from Highway 22/39 downstream to the Alberta/Saskatchewan border since this province has less fish-bearing lakes and rivers than provinces like Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. It creates more pressure on local bodies of water.