Six anglers from southern Manitoba, including Niverville, were recently fined for illegal fishing in Whiteshell Provincial Park.

Manitoba conservation officers were conducting compliance checks on various lakes between May 13th and 22nd. According to the province, a number of anglers were caught possessing fish over the size limit. In Special Area 'A', which includes the Whiteshell Provincial Park, it is illegal to possess walleye that measure over 45 centimetres in length. 

In all, six anglers from various communities, including Niverville, each received $77 tickets and $42 restitution orders.

In one case, a pair of anglers from Winnipeg were each fined $127 and issued a $126 restitution order. 

An angler from Selkirk, who did not have a fishing license was found in possession of eight northern pike fillets. The angler was fined $298 and received a $168 restitution order.

During angling enforcement activities, Manitoba conservation officers strive to release live fish back into the wild and donate any fish that cannot be released.

Anyone with information on illegal activity is asked to call a local Natural Resources and Northern Development office or the TIP line at 1-800-782-0076.