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2014 Ontario Fishing Regulation Changes Highlights



Zone 4Ontario Fishing Regulations FMZ Map 2014
The size-based regulation for lake trout
has been extended to the entire open

Zone 4/5
The dates for walleye sanctuaries have
been harmonized to April 1 to June 14.

Zone 5
New simplified bass regulations. New
limits are S - 4, C -2; must be less than 35
cm (13.8 in.) from January 1 - June 30.

Zone 5
New northern pike size-based regulation.
S - 4, C - 2; None over 75 cm (29.5 in.).

Zone 5
New crappie limits to maintain sustainable
high quality fisheries. S - 10, C - 5.

Zone 5
New bass, walleye, sauger, yellow perch
and lake whitefish regulations for the
Winnipeg River.

Zone 5
Maintained existing regulations for the
Wabigoon, Dinorwic, Rainy Lake, Seine
River, Shoal Lake and Lake of the Woods
Systems by adding new exceptions.

Zone 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

Zone 10
Harmonized seasons for lake trout
between stocked lakes and naturally
reproducing lakes, open January 1 to
Labour Day.

Zone 11
Removed the exception regulation for
yellow perch limits on Lake Nipissing.
Limits are now S - 50, C - 25.


Ontario MNR Fishing Regulations Changes Factsheet for 2014


Ontario MNR Fishing Regulation Summary 2014 (web)

Ontario MNR Fishing Regulation Summary 2014 (pdf)