Angler Arrested for Cheating with Weights in Louisiana Fishing Tourament

A man from north-central Louisiana, Aaron Moreau of Pollock, was apprehended in Sabine Parish by enforcement agents from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for alleged fraud during a bass fishing tournament. Moreau stands accused of attempting to deceive organizers by inserting 2.59 pounds of lead weights into a fish he caught prior to the weigh-in at the Big Bass Splash Tournament held at Toledo Bend Reservoir on Friday, May 17.

Following the discovery of the alleged fraud, LDWF agents pursued Moreau, a 38-year-old Grant Parish native, who attempted to flee the scene. Subsequently, a warrant was issued for his arrest. However, Moreau later surrendered himself to LDWF authorities on Wednesday and was subsequently transported to the Sabine Parish Detention Center.

Engaging in fraudulent activities during a fishing contest carries penalties of up to a $3,000 fine and a one-year jail term. The tournament, which boasted $500,000 in guaranteed cash and prizes, was marred by this incident.

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