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New carp regulations a go

by Steve Galea | February 26, 2021

New fishing regulations announced February 24 should help anglers who enjoy Ontario’s excellent carp fishery.

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Lake Ontario grass carp of captive origins, study finds

by Jeff Helsdon | February 18, 2021

A study released last year confirmed that captured Asian grass carp caught in Ontario were of captive, rather than wild origins.

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Asian carp update

by Jeff Helsdon | January 4, 2021

Efforts to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes took another small step forward in the last days of 2020.

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Asian carp funding awaiting approval

by Jeff Helsdon | October 7, 2020

Funding for the latest American measures meant to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes is one hurdle away from approval.

Two grass carp caught in Great Lakes

by Jason Bain | September 25, 2020

Two grass carp were captured in Ontario this summer, OFAH’s Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP) confirmed.

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Channeling the cats of Ontario

by Lonnie King | June 24, 2019

As I sat in my chair, nestled amidst the shoreline vegetation of a local pond, my body was at rest, content. Nevertheless, I remained vigilant, frequently repositioning my line and tossing in small bits of bait. I was hoping to attract and hold the attention of hungry fish, which I strongly suspected were using the area.

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Multiple lines proposed for carp anglers

by Jason Bain | June 14, 2019

A proposal to allow multiple lines for carp fishing on Ontario shorelines would give anglers more opportunity and have a significant economic impact on communities that host the thriving fishery, enthusiasts agree.

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Carp on the fly

by Ryan Sparks | July 24, 2017

Most people scoff at carp. Then again, most people have never caught one. To catch them on a fly is one of fishing’s greatest challenges.

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Asian carp: are they set to explode in the Great Lakes?

by John Peck | July 12, 2013

Aquatic invaders have been living in Ontario lakes and rivers for decades. Studies say over 185 non-native aquatic species are present in the Great Lakes basin, and more are being discovered every year in Ontario.