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.
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.|