A man who said he was fighting with a 38-pound salmon earlier this week soon had a confrontation with the Comox Valley RCMP.
The RCMP and the Canadian Coast Guard responded Monday to a complaint of a boat running onto the reef in Kye Bay.
Police located the boater walking on the beach carrying a salmon.
Checks were conducted and the man was found to have three warrants for his arrest held by the Comox Valley RCMP.
The man explained that he was fighting the fish, when he had a problem with his fishing reel and, while dealing with that,
he noted that he was in shallow water. Not wanting to lose his fish, he elected to bring the fish in and not turn the boat out to deeper water.
The fish was subsequently dropped off at his father’s freezer and he was taken to the police station and lodged in cells.
— Comox Valley RCMP