Hidden ‘fish for funeral’

Date: 1/10/2005

Two men caught with a large quantity of snapper hidden under the floor of their 4.9-metre aluminium boat saw the boat, motor, trailer and depth sounder forfeited to the crown when they appeared in the Waitakere District Court. Both men were also each sentenced to 250 hours of community work. The pair admitted they had gone fishing on the Kaipara Harbour to get as many fish as possible for a funeral.

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