December 9, 2022
The championship-winning duo were kicked out for putting weights on a fish

The championship-winning duo were kicked out for putting weights on a fish

A couple of fishermen were on the verge of taking home a prize of 150,000 reais for the astonishing weight of a fish they caught during a competition in Ohio, USA, when it was publicly revealed by the organizers. They found that the men stuffed the fish presented at the tournament with lead weights and fillets from other fish.

Lake Erie Walleye Trail Tournament Director Jason Fisher said in a video posted on the official page of the competition that he became suspicious when a team fish weighed nearly twice as much as he expected at the tournament in Cleveland, Ohio.

“When we weighed the green beak this team caught in the bucket, it looked like they should have weighed 1.8 kilograms each, but the total weight indicated that they weighed at least 3.18 kilograms,” the director said in the video. “I thought that wasn’t possible,” he said. “I could also hear the crowd muttering ‘No, no, no’.”

Fisher claimed that by touching one of the fish, he was able to feel solid objects inside. The moment Fisher discovered the alleged cheat was documented in videos posted on social media, showing the director surrounded by the contestants, cutting the fish with a knife and pulling what he explained was a lead ball.

Yaaqoub runyan, a member of the duo allegedly cheated, was silent upon discovery. “We have weights in the fish,” said Fisher. In the official video posted on the networks, you can see when the participants start insulting them runyan.

Fisher claimed that by touching one of the fish, he was able to feel solid objects inside. The moment Fisher discovered the alleged cheat was documented in videos posted on social media, showing the director surrounded by the contestants, cutting the fish with a knife and pulling what he explained was a lead ball.

Yaaqoub runyan, a member of the duo allegedly cheated, was silent upon discovery. “We have weights in the fish,” said Fisher. In the official video posted on the networks, you can see when the participants start insulting them runyan.

“I just lost everything,” one of them said to the hunter. The video also shows Fisher asking Ronan to leave and telling the crowd not to touch him.

runyan and your teammate, Chase Kominsky, you should win a prize of roughly R$150,000, Fisher told CNN. The prize money, which is paid out at each tournament he organizes, comes from the entry fee each hunter pays for the competition. runyan and your teammate, Chase Kominsky, you should win a prize of roughly R$150,000, Fisher told CNN. Prize money is paid out at each tournament he organizes, and comes from the entry fee each hunter pays for the competition.

Fisher organizes about eight tournaments throughout the year, attracting competitors from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Competitors compete to see who can achieve the largest total weight in a bucket of five fish caught in Lake Erie.

Furious about what happened, Fisher says the tournament organization is in contact with local authorities. Stephanie O’Grady, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, told CNN that the department collected evidence Friday and is preparing a report for the Cuyahoga County District Attorney’s Office.