Man fined for snagging trout from bridge in West Virginia

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

RANDOLPH COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—The West Virginia Natural Resources Police received a complaint from a concerned sportsman fishing on Shavers Fork in Randolph County.

He said he witnessed another fisherman snagging trout from a bridge. Investigators were able to locate the suspect and charge him with unlawful method of fishing (snagging game fish).

The suspect had snagged a 6.3 lb, 26-inch rainbow trout. He will pay a replacement cost of $140 for the fish in addition to court fines.

It is illegal to fish from a bridge with signs from the Division of Highways that say “NO FISHING FROM BRIDGE,” and both bridges crossing the Lower Shavers Fork section of river have these signs posted.

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