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Four Charged With Catching Too Many Undersized Fish In Shelton

State DEEP police charged four men with catching too many fish in Shelton that also undersized.
State DEEP police charged four men with catching too many fish in Shelton that also undersized. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police

SHELTON, Conn. -- Four area men face charges after the state's Environmental Conservation Police found them during a Tuesday fishing trip at the Housatonic River in Shelton with 38 striped bass that not only exceeded the limit but were smaller than the legal size, police said.

Hydri Cenkoli, 60, of Woodbury; Daniel Cenkoli, 32, of Waterbury; Bilbil Cenkoli, 57, of Waterbury; and Gurali Cenkoli, 46, of Woodbury, are all charged with possession of more than the daily limit and possession of striped bass that are smaller than the legal length.

They are all due back in court on April 12 in Derby to answer the misdemeanor charges, police said.

Conservation police said they got a tip at around 10 p.m. Tuesday that there were fishers off River Road in Shelton with a large amount of striped bass. With the help of the police K-9, police found bags of fish hidden behind rocks and bushes, police said.

The daily limit is one, and the minimum length is 28 inches, police said.

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