New fishing regs for 2014

by Editorial Staff | February 7, 2014

fishing regulations for 2014

For those who haven’t yet cracked open a copy of the 2014 fishing regulations (or viewed them online) here is a list of changes for this calendar year.

Note that these are not the full regulations, just a summary of the changes.

You can get a print copy of the regulations at authorized licence issuers and Service Ontario centres. Regulations are also available online or you can download a PDF copy of the summary here.

S = Limits for sportfishing licence holders;
C = Limits for conservation licence holders


Regulation change for 2014

4 The size-based regulation for lake trout has been extended to the entire open season.
4/5 The dates for walleye sanctuaries have been harmonized to April 1 to June 14.
5 New simplified bass regulations. New limits are S – 4, C -2; must be less than 35cm (13.8 in.) from January 1 – June 30.
5 New northern pike size-based regulation. S – 4, C – 2; None over 75 cm (29.5 in.).
5 New crappie limits to maintain sustainable high quality fisheries. S – 10, C – 5.
5 New bass, walleye, sauger, yellow perch and lake whitefish regulations for the Winnipeg River.
5 Maintained existing regulations for the Wabigoon, Dinorwic, Rainy Lake, Seine River, Shoal Lake and Lake of the Woods Systems by adding new exceptions
10 Bass season opens one week earlier (3rd Saturday in June) in the south of Zone 10 and is open all year in areas north of Hwy 17.
10 Harmonized seasons for lake trout between stocked lakes and naturally reproducing lakes, open January 1 to Labour Day.
11 Removed the exception regulation for yellow perch limits on Lake Nipissing. Limits are now S – 50, C – 25.

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