John L. Young, age 40, of Bridgeville, was arrested and charged with using a net within 100 yards of a spillway. Young pled guilty at Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 in Georgetown, and was fined $637 and released.


Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents on March 14 arrested a Bridgeville man for a fishing violation.

John L. Young, age 40, of 11792 Evans Drive, Bridgeville, was arrested and charged with using a net within 100 yards of a spillway. Young pled guilty at Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 in Georgetown, and was fined $637 and released.

“When herring are present in our fresh water pond spillways, it is illegal to use any method except hook and line to catch them. Any other fishing method is against the law for herring,” said Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement.

To report violations of Delaware’s fish and wildlife laws, please call 739-9913, or Operation Game Theft, 800-292-3030.

For further information, contact Sgt. Gregory Rhodes, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, at 542-6102 or 739-9913.