‘I JUST WANTED A WEE FISH TO EAT’ – POACHER TELLS JUDGE

first_imgA POACHER caught with a 10lb salmon on the River Finn has told a judge: “I just wanted a wee fish to eat.”John Crawford was caught with the salmon and a net by Garda John O’Sullivan on the River Finn near Castlefin on June 3 last year.The court heard that Gda O’Sullivan spotted Crawford and a second man carrying a large white sack and thought the behaviour was suspicious When the garda caught up with the accused, Crawford had said: “I thought you were the bailiff – I was poaching.”Crawford, of 8 Dergview Hillhead, Castlefinn, pleaded guilty.He was asked by Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court why he was out poaching.“I was just trying to get a wee fish to eat,” replied Crawford.Crawford was fined €150 for poaching the salmon, €150 for possession of the net and ordered to pay €350 costs.“That’s an expensve salmon I’m afraid,” Judge Kelly told him.‘I JUST WANTED A WEE FISH TO EAT’ – POACHER TELLS JUDGE was last modified: February 4th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:castlefinnJOhn CrawfordLetterkenny District Courtpoacherriver finnlast_img read more