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

Regulations are current to 2020-06-17 and last amended on 2018-10-23. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 4Angling Gear Restrictions

PART 1One Barbless Hook Only Waters(Subsections 25(2) and 31(2))

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemWatersDescription of WatersGeographic Township, if any
Zone 1
1All waters of Zone 1
Zone 2
1.1Lake St. JosephLake St. Joseph (51°05′ N, 90°35′ W)
Zone 4
2(1) Cloudlet Lake and connecting watersn/aEcho, Lomond, Pickerel and Vermilion
(2) Hooch Lake and connecting watersn/aEcho, Lomond, Pickerel and Vermilion
(3) Maskinonge Lake and connecting watersn/aEcho, Lomond, Pickerel and Vermilion
Zone 6
3Lake Nipigon

Lake Nipigon and its tributaries downstream from the first falls, rapids, dam or lake — or the entire tributary if there are no falls, rapids, dam or lake — including

  • (a) the waters on the islands of Lake Nipigon;

  • (b) Gull River, downstream from the Highway 527 bridge;

  • (c) Kabitotikwia River, downstream from the Highway 527 bridge;

  • (d) Poshkokagan River, downstream from and including the rapids located at, 49º25′45″ N, 89º04′55″ W;

  • (e) Wabinosh River, downstream from Wabinosh Lake; and

  • (f) Little Jackfish River, downstream from and including the first rapids upstream of the Pikitigushi Road bridge

Zone 7
4Kabinakagami RiverThe portion of 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 Nameigos Township, but excluding Anaharea LakeMcGowan, Broughton, Atkinson, Cooper, Doucett, Nameigos and Mosambik, Territorial District of Algoma
Zone 16
5(1) [Repealed, SOR/2009-328, s. 18]
(2) Grand RiverThe waters of that part of the Grand River between the former town of Paris (City of Brant County) and Brantford from a line across the Grand River in the former town of Paris at 100 m downstream of the Highway 2 bridge downstream to the pedestrian and service bridge that crosses the Grand River on an angle upstream (west) of the Brant Conservation Area, in the City of Brantford defined as Lot 21 (Centre) of the 3rd Concession of Brantford Geographic TownshipBrantford
(3) Grand RiverThe waters of that part of the Grand River in the Township of West Garafraxa in the County of Wellington from the 2nd Line to Scotland Street in the Town of FergusWest Garafraxa
(4) Grand RiverThe waters of that part of the Grand River in the Town of Fergus in the Township of Nichol in the County of Wellington between Tower Street and the Bissell DamNichol
(5) Grand RiverThe waters of that part of the Grand River in Pilkington Township in the County of Wellington between a line drawn perpendicular 100 m downstream from a bridge located on the southern boundary of the Elora Gorge Conservation Area and a line drawn perpendicular 100 m upstream from the 8th Line of Pilkington TownshipPilkington
(6) Grand River

The waters of that part of the Grand River in Wellington County and the Regional Municipality of Waterloo

  • (a) between 100 m downstream of Pilkington 8th Line Bridge, Pilkington Township, and 100 m upstream of the boundary of Pilkington and Woolwich Townships, and

  • (b) between 100 m downstream of the boundary of Pilkington and Woolwich Townships, Woolwich Township, and 100 m upstream of the Highway 86 bridge.

Pilkington, Woolwich
(7) Whiteman’s CreekThe waters of that part of Whiteman’s Creek (also known locally as Horner Creek) in the geographic Township of Brantford in the County of Brant lying between Robinson Road and Cleaver SideroadBrantford

PART 2Barbless Hooks Only Waters(Paragraph 31(3)(a)(i))

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemWatersDescription of WatersGeographic Township, if any
1[Repealed, SOR/2009-328, s. 19]
Zone 5
2Quetico Provincial ParkAll the waters lying in the boundaries of Quetico Provincial Park
Zone 6
3Arrow RiverThat part of the Arrow River in Zone 6Robbins, Hartington, Devon, Hardwick
Zone 7
4(1) Borealis LakeBorealis Lake (49°01′ N, 86°44′ W)
(2) Three Finger LakeThree Finger Lake (48°43′ N, 86°19′ W)Pic

PART 3Period During Which Barbless Hooks Only Permitted(Paragraph 31(3)(a)(ii))

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
ItemWatersDescription of WatersGeographic Township, if anyPeriod
Zone 5
1(1) Lake of the WoodsWhitefish Bay of Lake of the Woods (49°32′ N, 94°10′ W), including Regina Bay (49°24′ N, 94°02′ W), Snake Bay (49°22′ N, 94°01′ W), Boot Bay (49°17′ N, 94°09′ W), Ghost Bay (49°21′ N, 94°14′ W), Brûlé Bay (49°23′ N, 94°14′ W), Knickerbocker Inlet (49°23′ N, 94°19′ W), Louis Inlet (49°25′ N, 94°16′ W), Cross Inlet (49°28′ N, 94°18′ W), Devils Bay (49°14′ N, 94°05′ W), Alfred Inlet (49°13′ N, 94°08′ W), Atikaminike Bay (49°14′ N, 94°04′ W), Camp Bay (49°16′ N, 94°02′ W), Cloverleaf Bay (49°15′ N, 94°08′ W), Log Bay (49°26′ N, 94°10′ W), Reedy Bay (49°25′ N, 94°05′ W), Willow Bay (49°25′ N, 94°04′ W), and Sammons Bay (49°23′45′′ N, 93°59′28′′ W)January 1 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May
(2) Dryberry LakeDryberry Lake (49°32′ N, 93°52′ W) including Northwest Bay (49°36′ N, 93°54′ W) and Point Bay (49°34′ N, 93°43′ W)January 1 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May
(3) Point LakePoint Lake (49°37′ N, 93°43′ W)January 1 to the Friday before the 3rd Saturday in May

PART 4Artificial Lures Only Waters(Paragraph 31(3)(b))

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemWatersDescription of WatersGeographic Township/District/County
Zone 4
1(1) Big Vermilion LakeBig Vermilion Lake (50º03′ N, 92º15′ W)Territorial District of Kenora
(2) Cloudlet LakeTerritorial District of Kenora
(3) Hooch LakeEcho, Lomond, Pickerel, Vermilion
(4) Maskinonge LakeEcho, Lomond, Pickerel, Vermilion
Zone 5
2Quetico Provincial ParkAll waters situated in Quetico Provincial Park
Zone 6
3Arrow RiverThat portion of the Arrow River between the Robbins, Hartington Township Line (48°01′ N, 89°03′ W) and its confluence with the Pigeon River in the geographic Township of DevonDevon and Hardwick
Zone 7
4(1) Dayohessarah LakeDayohessarah Lake (48º47′ N, 85º02′ W)Odlum, Hableton
(2) Kabinakagami RiverThe waters of that portion of the Kabinakagami River and all its tributary lakes and streams in the geographic Townships of McGowan, Atkinson, Broughton, Cooper, Doucett and Mosambik, and the southeast half of the geographic Township of Nameigos, but excluding Anaharea LakeMcGowan, Atkinson, Broughton, Cooper, Doucett, Mosambik, Nameigos
(3) Little Dayohessarah LakeLittle Dayohessarah Lake (48º47′ N, 85º00′ W)Odlum
(4) Rock LakeRock Lake (48º30′ N, 84º33′ W)Tilston
Zone 15
5(1) Animoosh LakeAnimoosh Lake (45°46′ N, 78°08′ W) in the geographic Townships of Dickson and NivenDickson, Niven
(2) Harry LakeHarry Lake (45°26′ N, 78°27′ W) in the geographic Township of LawrenceLawrence
(3) Little Crooked LakeLittle Crooked Lake (45°50′ N, 78°11′ W) in the Township of DicksonDickson
(4) Rence LakeRence Lake (45°25′ N, 78°28′ W) in the geographic Township of LawrenceLawrence
(5) Scott LakeScott Lake (45°29′ N, 78°44′ W) in the geographic Township of PeckPeck
(6) Welcome LakeWelcome Lake (45°25′ N, 78°25′ W) in the geographic Townships of Lawrence and NightingaleLawrence, Nightingale
(7) Westward LakeWestward Lake (45°29′ N, 78°47′ W) in the Township of PeckPeck
Zone 16
6(1) Credit RiverThe waters of that part of the Credit River and its tributaries upstream of the Old Baseline Road bridge in the Town of CaledonRegional Municipality of Peel
(2) Grand RiverThe waters of the main stem of the Grand River between the former town of Paris (City of Brant County) and Brantford from a line across the Grand River in the former town of Paris at 100 m downstream of the Highway 2 bridge downstream to the pedestrian and service bridge that crosses the Grand River on an angle upstream (west) of the Brant Conservation Area, in the City of Brantford defined as Lot 21 (Centre) of the 3rd Concession of Brantford Geographic TownshipBrantford
(3) Grand River
  • (a) The waters of that part of the Grand River in the Township of West Garafraxa in the County of Wellington from the 2nd Line to Scotland Street in the Town of Fergus;

  • (b) The waters of that part of the Grand River in the Town of Fergus in the Township of Nichol in the County of Wellington between Tower Street and the Bissell Dam;

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

West Garafraxa, Nichol, Pilkington
(4) Whiteman’s CreekThe waters of that part of Whiteman’s Creek (also known locally as Horner Creek) in the geographic Township of Brantford in the County of Brant lying between Robinson Road and Cleaver SideroadBrantford

PART 5Artificial Flies Only Waters(Paragraph 31(3)(d))

Column 1Column 2
ItemWatersDescription of Waters
Zone 6
1Arrow RiverThe waters of the Arrow River between the dam on Arrow Lake, geographic Township of Hardwick and the Robbins/Hartington Township line
Zone 10
2(1) East Goulais RiverThe waters of that part of the East Goulais River lying between Laughing Lake (46°58′ N, 83°40′ W) in the geographic Township of Menard and the confluence of the said river with the Goulais River (46°52′ N, 83°59′ W) in the Territorial District of Algoma
(2) Garden RiverThe waters of that part of Garden River lying between the dam at Ranger Lake (46°53′ N, 83°33′ W) in the geographic Township of Reilly and the confluence of the said river with Garden Lake (46°45′ N, 83°42′ W) in the geographic Township of Hurlburt

PART 6One Line for Ice Fishing Waters(Subsection 32(2))

Column 1Column 2
ItemDescription of WatersGeographic Township
Zone 4
1Big Vermilion Lake (50º03′ N, 92º15′ W)Vermilion, Lomond, Drayton, Jordan
Zone 14
2Georgian Bay, Big Sound of Parry Sound including the eastern portion of Parry Sound (known locally as Big Sound), 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 beginning
Zone 15
3(1) Art Lake (45°03′ N, 78°27′ W)Dysart
(2) Aylen Lake (45°37′ N, 77°51′ W)Dickens
(3) Bear Lake (45°20′ N, 78°42′ W)Livingstone
(4) Bella Lake (45°26′ N, 79°02′ W)Sinclair
(5) Blackstone Lake (45°15′ N, 79°52′ W)Conger
(6) Bob Lake (44°55′ N, 78°47′ W)Anson
(7) Boshkung Lake (45°04′ N, 78°44′ W)Stanhope
(8) Camp Lake (45°26′ N, 78°55′ W)Finlayson
(9) Carson Lake (45°30′ N, 78°45′ W)Jones and Sherwood
(10) Cashel Lake (44°55′ N, 77°33′ W)Cashel
(11) Clear Lake (45°16′ N, 79°47′ W)Humphrey
(12) Clinto Lake (45°19′ N, 78°52′ W)McClintock
(13) Drag Lake (45°05′ N, 78°24′ W)Dudley, Dysart
(14) Eagle Lake (45°08′ N, 78°29′ W)Guilford
(15) Esson Lake (45°01′ N, 78°16′ W)Monmouth
(16) Faraday Lake (45°04′ N, 77°55′ W)Faraday
(17) Galeairy Lake (45°30′ N, 78°17′ W)Airy, Nightingale
(18) Gliskning Lake (45°31′ N, 78°13′ W)Airy
(19) Grace Lake (45°04′ N, 78°14′ W)Harcourt, Dudley
(20) Gull Lake (44°51′ N, 78°47′ W)Lutterworth
(21) Halls Lake (45°06′ N, 78°45′ W)Stanhope
(22) Havelock Lake (45°17′ N, 78°38′ W)Havelock
(23) Johnson Lake (45°16′ N, 78°37′ W)Havelock
(24) Kamaniskeg Lake (45°25′ N, 77°41′ W)Sherwood, Bangor
(25) Kawagama Lake (45°18′ N, 78°45′ W)Sherborne, McClintock, Livingstone
(26) Koshlong Lake (44°58′ N, 78°29′ W)Glamorgan
(27) Kushog Lake (45°04′ N, 78°47′ W)Stanhope
(28) Lake St. Peter (45°19′ N, 78°02′ W)McClure
(29) Limerick Lake (44°53′ N, 77°37′ W)Limerick
(30) Limestone Lake (45°04′ N, 77°34′ W)Mayo
(31) Little Boshkung Lake (45°02′ N, 78°44′ W)Minden
(32) Livingstone Lake (45°22′ N, 78°43′ W)Livingstone
(33) Lobster Lake (45°32′ N, 78°12′ W)Airy
(34) Long Lake (44°41′ N, 78°10′ W)Burleigh
(35) Loucks Lake (44°41′ N, 78°14′ W)Burleigh
(36) Lyell Lake (45°24′ N, 77°57′ W)Lyell
(37) Marsden Lake (45°14′ N, 78°31′ W)Guilford, Havelock
(38) McCauley Lake (45°33′ N, 78°07′ W)Airy, Murchison
(39) McKenzie Lake (45°22′ N, 78°01′ W)Sabine, McClure
(40) Mephisto Lake (44°56′ N, 77°35′ W)Cashel
(41) Moose Lake (45°09′ N, 78°28′ W)Guilford, Harburn
(42) Mountain Lake (44°59′ N, 78°43′ W)Minden Twp
(43) Nunikani Lake (45°12′ N, 78°44′ W)Nunikani Lake - Sherborne
(44) Oxtongue Lake (45°22′ N, 78°55′ W)McClintock
(45) Papineau Lake (45°21′ N, 77°49′ W)Wicklow, Bangor
(46) Paudash Lake (44°58′ N, 78°03′ W)Cardiff
(47) Paugh Lake (45°35′ N, 77°42′ W)Burns, Sherwood
(48) Purdy Lake (45°21′ N, 77°44′ W)Bangor
(49) Raven Lake (45°12′ N, 78°51′ W)Sherborne
(50) Round Lake (45°38′ N, 77°30′ W)Hagarty, Richards
(51) Salmon Lake (44°49′ N, 78°27′ W)Cavendish
(52) Silent Lake (44°55′ N, 78°04′ W)Cardiff
(53) Skeleton Lake (45°15′ N, 79°27′ W)Cardwell, Sisted, Stephenson, Watts
(54) Soyers Lake (45°01′ N, 78°37′ W)Minden
(55) St. Nora Lake (45°09′ N, 78°50′ W)Sherborne, Stanhope
(56) Sucker Lake (44°46′ N, 78°16′ W)Anstruther
(57) Twelve Mile Lake (45°01′ N, 78°43′ W)Minden
(58) Victoria Lake (45°37′ N, 78°01′ W)Clancy, Murchison
(59) Waterloo Lake (46°10′ N, 78°11′ W)Clara
(60) Wendigo Lake (46°08′ N, 78°17′ W)Clara
(61) Whitefish Lake (45°18′ N, 79°47′ W)Humphrey
(62) Wollaston Lake (44°51′ N, 77°50′ W)Wollaston

PART 7Two Lines in Open Waters(Subsection 32(3))

Column 1
ItemWaters
1[Repealed, SOR/2009-328, s. 22]
2

Lake Erie, in Zone 19, excluding the following waters:

  • (a) Rondeau Bay, including the waters north of a line drawn due east from a point on the west shore at the inner harbour light at 42º15′41″ N, 81º54′26.2″ W which is situated at the entrance to the commercial boat docks at the north end of the channel, to a point on the east shore at 42º15′30″ N, 81º54′06″ W;

  • (b) Inner Bay of Long Point Bay, including the waters west of a line drawn from Turkey Point Marina at 42º39′57.4″ N, 80º19′52.5″ W to Pottawhawk Point at 42º35′35″ N, 80°17′10.0″ W;

  • (c) St. Clair River, defined as the waters downstream of the Blue Water Bridge, from a west-east line drawn between the international boundary at 42˚59′54.3″ N, 82˚25′25.25″ W and the Ontario shore at 42°59′53.22″ N, 82°25′19.92″ W, to a north-south line at the easternmost point of Seaway Island, drawn between the international boundary at 42°32′55″ N, 82°36′ 22″ W and the shore at Bassett Island at 42°32′36″ N, 82°36′22″ W; and

  • (d) Detroit River, defined as the waters from a north-south line at the easternmost point of Peche Island, drawn between the international boundary at 42°21′10″ N, 82°55′10″ W and the Ontario shore at 42°20′23.5″ N, 82°55′17″ W and passing through the navigational buoy south of Peche Island, downstream to a west-east line at the southernmost point of Livingstone Channel, drawn between the international boundary at 42°4′8″ N, 83°8′24.7″ W and the Ontario shore at 42°4′8″ N, 83°7′0.2″ W.

3[Repealed, SOR/2014-311, s. 37]
4

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

  • (a) all other tributaries to Lake Ontario

  • (b) Bay of Quinte lying west 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) [Repealed, SOR/2018-216, s. 63]

  • (g) Murray Canal

  • (h) Presqu′île Bay

  • (i) Toronto Harbour, and

  • (j) Wellers Bay.

PART 8Two Lines in Open Waters While Trolling(Subsection 32(4))

Column 1
ItemWaters
1

Lake Superior, Zone 9, excluding the following waters:

  • (a) Black Bay north of 48°37′ N (Bent Island),

  • (b) Nipigon Bay and waters lying north of a line drawn northeasterly from the southernmost tip of Magnet Point (48°25′30″ N, 88°33′30″ W) on Black Bay Peninsula to Schreiber Point (48°45′30″ N, 87°16′ W), and

  • (c) the waters of that part of Michipicoten Bay east of a line drawn across the bay from Perkwakwia Point (47°56′36″ N, 84°54′12″ W) to Smokey Point (47°53′06″ N, 84°53′ W).

2

Lake Huron (Main Basin), Zone 13, excluding the following waters:

  • (a) South Bay on Manitoulin Island, and

  • (b) tributaries to Lake Huron in Zones 10, 15 and 16.

3St. Marys River west of 83°45′ W in Zone 14.
  • 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
 
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