- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A Clovis man has agreed to pay a fine of more than $8,100 for catching 160 times the limit in trout.

Bounchanh Bounsombath was arrested in May 2014 after New Mexico Department of Game and Fish conservation officers seized the trout during a search warrant at his home.

The 63-year-old Bounsombath admitted to catching all of the 1,600 trout at Green Acres Lake and Denis Chaves Pond in Clovis.

Under the plea agreement, Bounsombath pleaded guilty to 10 charges of exceeding the bag limit and one count of unlawful possession of rainbow trout.

Authorities say Bounsombath was seen fishing on at least 20 different occasions at both lakes over a three-week period.

They say he caught and kept more than the daily bag limit of five rainbow trout.

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