Watch the moment tournament directors react as they find weights hidden in winning fish | ITV News

Watch the moment tournament directors react as they find weights hidden in winning fish | itv news

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Fury erupted at a fishing tournament in the US after the winning anglers were caught appearing to tip the scales in their favour.

There were shouts of “that’s f***ing theft” and “you should be in jail” at the Lake Erie Walleye Trail in Cleveland as it transpired the winners apparently stuffed their fish with weights.

A video posted to Twitter shows Jason Fischer, the tournament’s director, cutting open the winning catch of five walleye on Friday and finding lead weights and prepared fish filets inside them.

The winning anglers, Jacob Runyan, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, and Chase Cominsky, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania – who were in line for a reported $30,000 (£26,300) – were immediately disqualified.

The video shows Fischer urging Runyan to leave for his own safety as people hurled expletive-laced insults at him.

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