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Ontario Fishery Regulations, 2007 (SOR/2007-237)

Regulations are current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2024-01-01. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 4(Subsection 25(2), section 31, subsections 32(1) and (2))Angling Gear and Equipment Restrictions

PART 1Limits on Gear and Equipment

Column 1Column 2
ItemDescription of WatersLimits on Gear and Equipment
Zone 1
1All waters of Zone 1Only one barbless hook per line
Zone 2
2All waters of Zone 2, other than those referred to in items 3 and 4No more than four hooks per line
3Lake St. Joseph (51°03′13″ N, 90°49′37″ W)Only one barbless hook per line
4Those parts of Lake Nipigon’s tributaries in Zone 2Only one barbless hook per line and, when angling through the ice, only artificial lures
Zone 3
5All waters of Zone 3No more than four hooks per line
Zone 4
6All waters of Zone 4, other than those referred to in items 7 to 9No more than four hooks per line
7
  • (1) Cloudlet Lake (49°58′50″ N, 92°21′13″ W) and connecting waters;

  • (2) Hooch Lake (49°57′57″ N, 92°19′20″ W) and connecting waters;

  • (3) Muskie Lake (49°56′58″ N, 92°17′41″ W) and connecting waters

Only one barbless hook per line and only artificial lures
8Big Vermilion Lake (50°02′00″ N, 92°13′00″ W)No more than four hooks per line and only artificial lures
9The waters upstream of Snowshoe Dam (50°54′22″ N, 93°31′05″ W) on the Chukuni River, which include Red Lake (51°03′21″ N, 93°57′12″ W), Keg Lake (50°59′32″ N, 93°41′01″ W), Gullrock Lake (50°58′28″ N, 93°37′00″ W), Ranger Lake (51°03′54″ N, 93°34′33″ W), Two Island Lake (50°55′30″ N, 93°34′53″ W) and all parts of the Chukuni River between these lakes, and any waters flowing into the Red Lake and Gullrock Lake systemNo more than four hooks per line but, when angling for lake trout, only one single-pointed barbless hook per line and only artificial lures
Zone 5
10All waters of Zone 5, other than those referred to in items 11 to 14No more than four hooks per line
11All waters within the boundaries of Quetico Provincial ParkNo more than four hooks per line, which must be barbless, and only artificial lures
12The waters of Whitefish Bay of Lake of the Woods (49°22′25″ N, 94°08′17″ W), including Regina Bay (49°24′32″ N, 94°02′13″ W), Snake Bay (49°21′43″ N, 94°02′09″ W), Boot Bay (48°43′13″ N, 93°23′05″ W), Ghost Bay (49°21′42″ N, 94°14′08″ W), Brûlé Bay (49°23′11″ N, 94°13′42″ W), Knickerbocker Inlet (49°23′16″ N, 94°18′27″ W), Louis Inlet (49°25′30″ N, 94°17′08″ W), Cross Inlet (49°28′04″ N, 94°19′08″ W), Devils Bay (49°14′47″ N, 94°05′07″ W), Alfred Inlet (49°13′34″ N, 94°07′25″ W), Atikaminike Bay (49°14′29″ N, 94°02′36″ W), Camp Bay (49°15′11″ N, 94°02′26″ W), Cloverleaf Bay (49°25′12″ N, 94°07′58″ W), Log Bay (49°26′14″ N, 94°09′52″ W), Reedy Bay (49°25′15″ N, 94°05′27″ W), Willow Bay (48°36′33″ N, 92°47′13″ W) and Sammons Bay (49°23′45″ N, 93°59′28″ W)No more than four hooks per line and, from January 1 to the Friday before the third Saturday in May, the hooks must be barbless
13Dryberry Lake (49°32′49″ N, 93°51′00″ W), including Northwest Bay (48°49′47″ N, 92°42′15″ W) and Point Bay (49°34′38″ N, 93°44′01″ W), and Point Lake (48°09′40″ N, 91°32′15″ W)No more than four hooks per line and, from January 1 to the Friday before the third Saturday in May, the hooks must be barbless
14Clearwater Bay of Lake of the Woods (49°42′23″ N, 94°45′13″ W), Echo Bay of Lake of the Woods (49°39′00″ N, 94°53′58″ W) and Cul de Sac Lake (49°37′54″ N, 94°49′47″ W)No more than four hooks per line, which must be barbless, but when angling for lake trout, only one barbless hook per line
Zone 6
15All waters of Zone 6, other than those referred to in items 16 to 19No more than four hooks per line
16The part of the Arrow River in Zone 6No more than four hooks per line, which must be barbless
17The part of the Arrow River between the Robbins/Hartington Township line (48°07′52″ N, 90°01′34″ W) and its confluence with the Pigeon River in the Geographic Township of DevonNo more than four hooks per line and only artificial lures
18The part of the Arrow River between the dam on Arrow Lake, Geographic Township of Hardwick, and the Robbins/Hartington Township line (48°07′52″ N, 90°01′34″ W)No more than four hooks per line and only artificial flies
19Lake Nipigon and those parts of its tributaries in Zone 6Only one barbless hook per line and, when angling through the ice, only artificial lures
Zone 7
20All waters of Zone 7, other than those referred to in items 21 to 24No more than four hooks per line
21
  • (1) Borealis Lake (49°00′45″ N, 86°44′08″ W);

  • (2) Three Finger Lake (48°43′32″ N, 86°19′06″ W)

No more than four hooks per line, which must be barbless
22The part of the Kabinakagami River and all its tributary lakes and streams in the Townships of McGowan, Atkinson, Broughton, Cooper, Doucett and Mosambik, and the southeast half of the Nameigos Township, but excluding Anahareo Lake (48°37′14″ N, 84°41′08″ W)Only one barbless hook per line and only artificial lures
23
  • (1) Dayohessarah Lake (48°47′00″ N, 85°02′00″ W);

  • (2) Little Dayohessarah Lake (48°47′01″ N, 85°00′15″ W);

  • (3) Rock Lake (48°30′09″ N, 84°33′23″ W)

No more than four hooks per line and only artificial lures
24Those parts of Lake Nipigon’s tributaries in Zone 7Only one barbless hook per line and, when angling through the ice, only artificial lures
Zone 8
25All waters of Zone 8No more than four hooks per line
Zone 9
26All waters of Zone 9No more than four hooks per line
Zone 10
27All waters of Zone 10, other than those referred to in item 28No more than four hooks per line
28
  • (1) The waters of that part of the East Goulais River lying between Laughing Lake (46°56′57″ N, 83°40′29″ W) in the Geographic Township of Menard and the confluence of the said river with the Goulais River (46°52′15″ N, 83°58′43″ W) in the Territorial District of Algoma;

  • (2) The waters of that part of the Garden River lying between the dam at Ranger Lake (46°52′12″ N, 83°34′37″ W) in the Geographic Township of Reilly and the confluence of the said river with Garden Lake (46°45′21″ N, 83°41′55″ W) in the Geographic Township of Hurlburt

No more than four hooks per line and only artificial flies
Zone 11
29All waters of Zone 11No more than four hooks per line
Zone 12
30All waters of Zone 12No more than four hooks per line
Zone 13
31All waters of Zone 13No more than four hooks per line
Zone 14
32All waters of Zone 14No more than four hooks per line
Zone 15
33All waters of Zone 15, other than those referred to in item 34No more than four hooks per line
34
  • (1) Animoosh Lake (45°46′18″ N, 78°08′29″ W);

  • (2) Harry Lake (45°25′44″ N, 78°26′41″ W);

  • (3) Little Crooked Lake (45°49′39″ N, 78°11′19″ W);

  • (4) Rence Lake (45°24′59″ N, 78°28′08″ W);

  • (5) Scott Lake (45°29′10″ N, 78°43′21″ W);

  • (6) Welcome Lake (45°25′06″ N, 78°25′04″ W);

  • (7) Westward Lake (45°29′28″ N, 78°46′32″ W)

No more than four hooks per line and only artificial lures
Zone 16
35All waters of Zone 16, other than those referred to in items 36 to 38No more than four hooks per line
36The waters of that part of the Credit River and its tributaries that are upstream of the Olde Base Line Road bridge in the Town of Caledon in the Regional Municipality of PeelOnly one single-pointed barbless hook per line and only artificial lures
37
  • (1) The waters of the main stem of the Grand River lying between the former Town of Paris, Brant County, and Brantford from a line drawn across the Grand River in the former Town of Paris at 100 m downstream of the Dundas Street West (Highway 2) bridge downstream to the pedestrian and service bridge (Oakhill Trail bridge) at 43°09′09″N, 80°19′05″W in the City of Brantford;

  • (2) The waters of that part of the Grand River in the Township of Centre Wellington in the County of Wellington from the 2nd Line to Scotland Street in the Community of Fergus;

  • (3) The waters of that part of the Grand River in the Community of Fergus in the Township of Centre Wellington in the County of Wellington between Tower Street and the Bissell Dam;

  • (4) The waters of that part of the Grand River in the Township of Centre Wellington in the County of Wellington between a line drawn across the Grand River at 100 m downstream from the bridge located on the southern boundary of the Elora Gorge Conservation Area and a line drawn across the Grand River at 100 m upstream from the 8th Line of the Township of Centre Wellington;

  • (5) The waters of that part of Whitemans Creek in the Geographic Township of Brantford in Brant County between Robinson Road and Cleaver Road

Only one barbless hook per line and only artificial lures
38The waters of that part of the Grand River in the County of Wellington and the Regional Municipality of Waterloo
  • (a) between 100 m downstream of the 8th Line Bridge, Township of Centre Wellington, and 100 m upstream of the boundary of the Townships of Centre Wellington and Woolwich;

  • (b) between 100 m downstream of the boundary of the Townships of Centre Wellington and Woolwich and 100 m upstream of the Highway 86 bridge

Only one barbless hook per line and only artificial lures
Zone 17
39All waters of Zone 17No more than four hooks per line
Zone 18
40All waters of Zone 18No more than four hooks per line
Zone 19
41All waters of Zone 19No more than four hooks per line
Zone 20
42All waters of Zone 20No more than four hooks per line

PART 2Number of Lines Permitted when Angling in Open Water

Column 1Column 2
ItemDescription of WatersNumber of Lines Permitted
1All waters of Zones 1 to 20, other than those referred to in items 2 to 6One
2All waters of Zone 9Two while trolling; otherwise one
3All waters of Zone 13, excluding South Bay on Manitoulin IslandTwo while trolling; otherwise one
4In Zone 14, the waters of the St. Marys River from the gates of the Compensating Works downstream to Longitude 83°45′00″ W, which extends from Eagle Point of Hay Bay (46° 16′50″ N, 83°45′00″ W) south to the boundary with the United StatesTwo while trolling; otherwise one
5All waters of Zone 19Two while angling from a fishing vessel; otherwise one
6

The waters of Lake Ontario, in Zone 20, west of a line drawn from Bishops Point (44°18′15.34″ N, 76°11′39.14″ W) to the easternmost tip of Howe Island (44°18′5.53″ N, 76°11′42.49″ W) and thence to the easternmost tip of Wolfe Island (44°14′1.77″ N, 76°10′47.23″ W) and the lower Niagara River downstream of Niagara Falls, excluding the following waters:

  • (a) all other tributaries to Lake Ontario;

  • (b) Bay of Quinte, west of a straight line between the Glenora dock (44°02′30″ N, 77°03′31″ W) and the Adolphustown dock (44°02′52″ N, 77°03′02″ W) of the Glenora Ferry to the western entrance of the Murray Canal;

  • (c) East Lake and West Lake in Prince Edward County;

  • (d) Frenchman’s Bay;

  • (e) Hamilton Harbour;

  • (f) Murray Canal;

  • (g) Presqu′île Bay;

  • (h) Toronto Harbour;

  • (i) Wellers Bay

Two while angling from a fishing vessel; otherwise one

PART 3Number of Lines Permitted when Angling Through Ice

Column 1Column 2
ItemDescription of WatersNumber of Lines Permitted
1All waters of Zones 1 to 20, other than those referred to in items 2 to 4Two
Zone 4
2Big Vermilion Lake (50°02′00″ N, 92°13′00″ W)One
Zone 14
3The eastern part of Parry Sound (known locally as Big Sound), Georgian Bay, being the waters of that part of the inner Big Sound of Georgian Bay, including Depot Harbour, Hay Bay and Parry Sound Harbour of eastern Georgian Bay, in the Territorial District of Parry Sound, bounded on the west by a straight line drawn from Cadotte Point on the north shore of Parry Island to the most easterly extremity of Killbear Provincial Park; thence following the water’s edge along the northwesterly, easterly and southerly shores past the Town of Parry Sound to the bridge at Rose Point; thence in a straight line northwesterly under the bridge to Parry Island; thence following the water’s edge to the place of beginningOne
Zone 15
4
  • (1) Art Lake (45°18′37″ N, 78°54′07″ W);

  • (2) Aylen Lake (45°37′06″ N, 77°51′11″ W);

  • (3) Bear Lake (45°20′28″ N, 78°42′34″ W);

  • (4) Bella Lake (45°26′39″ N, 79°01′52″ W);

  • (5) Blackstone Lake (45°13′54″ N, 79°53′01″ W);

  • (6) Bob Lake (44°54′55″ N, 78°47′18″ W);

  • (7) Boshkung Lake (45°03′58″ N, 78°43′45″ W);

  • (8) Camp Lake (45°23′24″ N, 78°20′08″ W);

  • (9) Carson Lake (45°30′50″ N, 77°45′29″ W);

  • (10) Cashel Lake (44°54′54″ N, 77°33′02″ W);

  • (11) Clear Lake (45°15′42″ N, 79°48′00″ W);

  • (12) Clinto Lake (45°18′49″ N, 78°52′04″ W);

  • (13) Cross Lake (known locally as Lyell Lake) (45°23′48″ N, 77°56′36″ W);

  • (14) Drag Lake (45°04′27″ N, 78°24′38″ W);

  • (15) Eagle Lake (45°08′16″ N, 78°29′29″ W);

  • (16) Esson Lake (45°01′23″ N, 78°16′09″ W);

  • (17) Faraday Lake (45°03′35″ N, 77°55′19″ W);

  • (18) Galeairy Lake (45°29′03″ N, 78°17′13″ W);

  • (19) Gliskning Lake (45°31′40″ N, 78°12′30″ W);

  • (20) Grace Lake (45°04′20″ N, 78°14′05″ W);

  • (21) Gull Lake (46°01′31″ N, 78°34′03″ W);

  • (22) Halls Lake (45°06′32″ N, 78°44′44″ W);

  • (23) Havelock Lake (45°17′29″ N, 78°37′52″ W);

  • (24) Johnson Lake (45°15′57″ N, 78°37′20″ W);

  • (25) Kamaniskeg Lake (45°25′03″ N, 77°41′23″ W);

  • (26) Kawagama Lake (45°17′55″ N, 78°45′09″ W);

  • (27) Koshlong Lake (44°58′23″ N, 78°29′07″ W);

  • (28) Kushog Lake (45°05′24″ N, 78°47′32″ W);

  • (29) Lake St. Peter (45°18′43″ N, 78°01′24″ W);

  • (30) Limerick Lake (44°53′34″ N, 77°37′01″ W);

  • (31) Limestone Lake (45°04′26″ N, 77°34′25″ W);

  • (32) Little Boshkung Lake (45°02′19″ N, 78°43′06″ W);

  • (33) Livingstone Lake (45°21′36″ N, 78°43′09″ W);

  • (34) Lobster Lake (45°32′22″ N, 78°11′38″ W);

  • (35) Long Lake (44°41′19″ N, 78°10′29″ W);

  • (36) Loucks Lake (44°40′52″ N, 78°13′20″ W);

  • (37) Marsden Lake (45°13′43″ N, 78°30′31″ W);

  • (38) McCauley Lake (45°32′37″ N, 78°06′49″ W);

  • (39) McKenzie Lake (45°21′52″ N, 78°01′10″ W);

  • (40) Mephisto Lake (44°55′49″ N, 77°34′36″ W);

  • (41) Moose Lake (45°08′59″ N, 78°27′50″ W);

  • (42) Mountain Lake (44°58′32″ N, 78°42′38″ W);

  • (43) Nunikani Lake (45°11′57″ N, 78°44′12″ W);

  • (44) Oxtongue Lake (45°21′57″ N, 78°55′12″ W);

  • (45) Papineau Lake (45°20′42″ N, 77°48′51″ W);

  • (46) Paudash Lake (44°57′45″ N, 78°02′57″ W);

  • (47) Paugh Lake (45°35′25″ N, 77°41′59″ W);

  • (48) Purdy Lake (45°20′34″ N, 77°43′59″ W);

  • (49) Raven Lake (45°35′26″ N, 78°38′57″ W);

  • (50) Round Lake (45°38′26″ N, 77°31′44″ W);

  • (51) Salmon Lake (44°49′07″ N, 78°26′47″ W);

  • (52) Silent Lake (44°54′42″ N, 78°03′35″ W);

  • (53) Skeleton Lake (45°15′04″ N, 79°27′11″ W);

  • (54) Soyers Lake (45°01′29″ N, 78°36′36″ W);

  • (55) St. Nora Lake (45°09′25″ N, 78°49′44″ W);

  • (56) Sucker Lake (44°45′51″ N, 78°15′21″ W);

  • (57) Twelve Mile Lake (45°01′30″ N, 78°42′16″ W);

  • (58) Victoria Lake (45°37′09″ N, 78°01′22″ W);

  • (59) Waterloo Lake (46°10′32″ N, 78°11′37″ W);

  • (60) Windigo Lake (46°07′31″ N, 78°17′20″ W);

  • (61) Whitefish Lake (45°17′29″ N, 79°46′40″ W);

  • (62) Wollaston Lake (44°50′26″ N, 77°50′09″ W)

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  • SOR/2009-328, ss. 15 to 23
  • SOR/2014-311, ss. 34 to 37
  • SOR/2018-216, ss. 56(F), 57, 58, 59(F), 60(F), 61 to 63
  • SOR/2023-245, s. 28
 

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