Ask a CO: Is it legal to spear white sucker?

by Editorial Staff | April 18, 2023
white sucker underwater
Photo: Brian Gratwicke/iNaturalist

Q: Is it legal to spear white sucker? If not, are there any fish that you can spear?

Robert Hodgson, Springfield

A: White sucker and common carp may be taken by spear during daylight hours only. Please see the Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary (pg. 15, Non-Angling Methods of Capturing Fish) for details on seasons and limits.

ANSWER BY: David Critchlow, Provincial Enforcement Specialist, MNRF

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Originally published in Ontario OUT of DOORS’ 2022 Fishing Annual.
Ask a CO is also a regular feature in the print edition.

Please check the most recent Ontario hunting and fishing regulations summaries, as rules and regulations can change.

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