Another Fishing Tournament Cheating Scandal Surfaces in Ontario

ontario pike tournament cheating scandal
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Wildlife officials in Ontario are actively investigating these claims

ontario pike tournament cheating scandal

Multiple teams fish for northerns during the Top 50 Pike Classic tournament that took place on Lake Nipissing on Sept. 2 and 3. Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail / via Facebook

Yet another fishing tournament is under investigation after allegations of a cheating scandal surfaced at a pike tournament in Ontario in early September. The accusations center around two teams that allegedly altered the size of the northern pike they caught to give themselves an advantage, CTV News reports. Officials with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry told the outlet that they’re looking into these claims, but they remain tight-lipped as their investigation is ongoing.

The alleged cheating incident took place during the Top 50 Classic tournament, which was the last stop in the 2023 Top 50 Pike series. The two-day tournament involved two days…

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