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Fishing Regulations

June 14, 2021. A thoughtful reminder from Ian Turnbull: I thought it might be useful posting a reminder about fishing regulations. Understandably I’ve seen quite a few boats eagerly trying to get a head start on the bass season ahead of this weekends opening (3rd Saturday in June).A little patience however will go a long way to preserving our fish stocks for sustainable recreational fishing.Many people don’t realize it is actually illegal to attempt to catch a fish species when it is out of season - not just keep an out of season species.

Below is an excerpt from the provincial regulations and a link to their website.

'Open and closed seasons specify the time periods you can or cannot target (try to catch) a fish species. It is illegal to fish for a species during its closed season, even if you don’t keep them.'

https://www.ontario.ca/page/open-fishing-seasons-and-fish-sanctuaries