Ontario Fishery Regulations, 1989

Version of section 24 from 2006-03-22 to 2007-12-31:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (5), no person other than a person engaged in commercial fishing shall catch and retain in any day or at any time possess

    • (a) more fish of a species set out in Column I of an item of Part I of Schedule III from the waters referred to in Column II of a subitem of that item than the fishing quota set out in Column III of that subitem;

    • (b) more fish of the combination of species set out in Column I of an item of Part II of Schedule III from the waters referred to in Column II of a subitem of that item than the aggregate fishing quota set out in Column III of that subitem; or

    • (c) more fish of a species set out in Column I of an item of the table to this subsection from the waters of all Divisions than the fishing quota set out in Column II of that item.

      TABLE

      Column IColumn II
      ItemSpeciesFishing Quota
      1Atlantic salmon1
      2Aurora trout1
      3Brook trout5
      4Brown trout5
      5Lake trout3
      6Largemouth bass6
      7Muskellunge1
      8Northern pike6
      9Pacific salmon5
      10Rainbow trout5
      11Sauger6
      12Smallmouth bass6
      13Splake5
      14Sturgeon1
      15Walleye6
      16Lake whitefish25
  • (2) No person engaged in sport fishing shall catch and retain in one day more than

    • (a) [Repealed, SOR/2004-63, s. 5]

    • (b) a total of 50 yellow perch from any waters of Lake Couchiching (44°40′N., 79°22′W.) and the tributaries of Lake Simcoe in Division 4, Lake Simcoe in Division 5, the tributaries of Lake Simcoe in the County of Simcoe and the Regional Municipality of Durham in Division 6, or any waters of Division 28;

    • (c) a total of 25 yellow perch from any waters of Marshall, Ara and Meta Lakes in Division 20;

    • (d) one lake trout from each of Whitefish Bay of Lake of the Woods (Latitude 49°32′N., Longitude 94°10′W.), including Regina Bay (Latitude 49°24′N., Longitude 94°02′W.) Snake Bay (Latitude  49°22′N., Longitude 94°01′W.), Boot Bay (Latitude 49°17′N., Longitude 94°09′W.), Ghost Bay (Latitude 49°21′N., Longitude 94°14′W.), Brûlé Bay (Latitude 49°23′N., Longitude 94°14′W.), Knickerbocker Inlet (Latitude 49°23′N., Longitude 94°19′W.), Louis Inlet (Latitude 49°25′N., Longitude 94°16′W.), Cross Inlet (Latitude 49°28′N., Longitude  94°18′W.), Devils Bay (Latitude 49°14′N., Longitude 94°05′W.), Alfred Inlet (Latitude 49°13′N., Longitude 94°08′W.), Atikaminke Bay (Latitude 49°14′N., Longitude 94°02′W.), Camp Bay (Latitude 49°16′N., Longitude 94°02′W.), Cloverleaf Bay (Latitude 49°15′N., Longitude 94°08′W.), Log Bay (Latitude 49°26′N., Longitude 94°10′W.),  Reedy Bay (Latitude 49°25′N., Longitude 94°05′W.), Willow Bay (Latitude 49°25′N., Longitude 94°05′W.), and Sammons Bay (Latitude 49°23′N., Longitude 93°59′W.); Dryberry Lake (Latitude 49°32′N., Longitude 93°52′W.) including Northwest Bay (Latitude 49°36′N., Longitude 93°54′W.), Point Bay (Latitude 49°34′N., Longitude 93°43′W.),  Point Lake (Latitude 49°37′N., Longitude 93°43′W.); Eagle Lake (Latitude 49°42′N., Longitude 93°13′W.), and Otukamamoan Lake (Latitude 48°58′N., Longitude 92°51′W.) in Division 22 and Echoing Lake (Latitude 54°31′N., Longitude 92°15′W.) in Division 31;

    • (e) one lake trout from either Sun Lake (Latitude 49°25′N., Longitude 86°35′W.), Yucca Lake (Latitude 49°24′N., Longitude 86°38′W.), Little Pic Lake (Latitude 49°22′N., Longitude 86°38′W.) or Grehan Lake (Latitude 49°29′N., Longitude 86°37′W.) in Division 19 or Faircloth Lake (Latitude 51°09′N., Longitude 88°12′W.) or Merpaw Lake (Latitude 51°39′N., Longitude 88°58′W.) in Division 20;

    • (f) a total of 100 yellow perch from any waters in the geographic Townships of Lancaster and Charlottenburgh and the City of Cornwall in Division 9;

    • (g) 50 yellow perch from the waters of Whitefish Lake (48°13′N.,90°00′W.) in Division 21;

    • (h) 25 yellow perch from the waters of Lake Nipissing, Division 27;

    • (i) two walleye, two sauger, two northern pike and 25 yellow perch from the waters of Division 16, excluding the waters of the Key River and connecting waters including the waters of the Little Key River and the waters of Key Harbour from the green marker buoy (DK13) located in Key Harbour to the bottom of the first series of rapids east of Portage Lake on the Upper Key River;

    • (j) two walleye, two sauger, two northern pike and 25 yellow perch from the waters of Division 17, excluding the waters of the St. Marys River west of 83°45′W. and Lake Wolsey in the Territorial District of Manitoulin;

    • (k) 50 yellow perch from the waters of the St. Marys River west of 83°45′W; or

    • (l) 25 yellow perch from the waters of Lake Wolsey in the Territorial District of Manitoulin.

  • (3) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), no person engaged in sport fishing under the authority of a Conservation Licence shall catch and retain in any day or at any time possess

    • (a) more fish of a species set out in column I of an item of Part III of Schedule III from the waters referred to in column II of that item or a subitem of that item, as the case may be, than the fishing quota set out in column III of that item or subitem, as the case may be; or

    • (b) more fish of the combination of species set out in column I of an item of Part IV of Schedule III from the waters referred to in column II of that item or a subitem of that item, as the case may be, than the aggregate fishing quota set out in column III of that item or subitem, as the case may be.

  • (4) No person engaged in sport fishing under the authority of a Conservation Licence shall catch and retain in one day more than

    • (a) a total of 25 yellow perch from any waters of Lake Couchiching (44°40′N.,79°22′W.) and the tributaries of Lake Simcoe in Division 4, Lake Simcoe in Division 5, and the tributaries of Lake Simcoe in the County of Simcoe and the Regional Municipality of Durham in Division 6;

    • (b) a total of 50 yellow perch from any waters in the geographic Townships of Lancaster and Charlottenburgh and the City of Cornwall in Division 9;

    • (c) 25 yellow perch from the waters of Lake Nipissing, Division 27;

    • (d) one walleye, one sauger, one northern pike and 12 yellow perch from the waters of Division 16, excluding the waters of the Key River and connecting waters including the waters of the Little Key River and the waters of Key Harbour from the green marker buoy (DK13) located in Key Harbour to the bottom of the first series of rapids east of Portage Lake on the Upper Key River;

    • (e) one walleye, one sauger, one northern pike and 12 yellow perch from the waters of Division 17, excluding the waters of the St. Marys River west of 83°45′W. and Lake Wolsey in the Territorial District of Manitoulin; or

    • (f) 12 yellow perch from the waters of Lake Wolsey in the Territorial District of Manitoulin.

  • (5) No person who is a non-resident of Canada and who is engaged in sport fishing under the authority of a Non-resident Sport Fishing Licence or a Conservation Licence shall catch and retain in one day more than

    • (a) one lake trout from any of the waters described in items 1 and 2 of the table to this subsection; and

    • (b) two sauger or walleye in the aggregate where

      • (i) both sauger or walleye are from any of the waters described in items 2 and 3 of the table to this subsection, or

      • (ii) one sauger or walleye is from any of the waters described in item 1 of the table to this subsection and the other sauger or walleye is from any of the waters described in items 2 and 3 of that table.

        TABLE

        ItemWaters
        1The waters of Rainy Lake and the Seine River system including Little Grassy Lake, Grassy Lake, Shoal Lake, Wild Potato Lake and Partridge Crop Lake lying downstream from the Crilly Dam which is situated immediately north of Highway No. 11, and the Rainy River upstream from the Fort Frances Dam to Rainy Lake.
        2The waters of the Territorial District of Rainy River, excluding those waters set out in item 1, together with that portion of the Territorial District of Kenora described as follows:
        Commencing at the intersection of the territorial districts of Rainy River, Kenora and Thunder Bay;
        Thence north 19.500 kilometres, more or less, along the boundary between the territorial districts of Kenora and Thunder Bay to the southeast corner of the Geographic Township of Corman;
        Thence astronomically west 115.900 kilometres, more or less, to a point distant 20.117 kilometres measured westerly from the 5th meridian line;
        Thence astronomically north to the intersection with a line drawn east/west through a point distant 9.656 kilometres measured south astronomically from the 18th mile post on the base line run by A. Niven, Ontario Land Surveyor, in 1893;
        Thence astronomically west from said point 49.624 kilometres;
        Thence astronomically south 9.656 kilometres, more or less, to the intersection with the 4th baseline;
        Thence astronomically west along the 4th baseline 16.093 kilometres, more or less, to the 24th mile post;
        Thence southwesterly in a straight line 22.531 kilometres, more or less, to the water’s edge at the most northeasterly extremity of Kakagi Lake;
        Thence in a general southerly, westerly, southerly, easterly, southerly and westerly direction following the water’s edge along the southerly shore of Kakagi Lake to the intersection with the east boundary of the Geographic Township of Godson;
        Thence south astronomically along that boundary a distance of 8.530 kilometres, more or less, to the southeast corner of the Geographic Township of Godson;
        Thence easterly, southerly, and easterly along the boundary between the territorial districts of Kenora and Rainy River to the point of commencement, together with that part of the Territorial District of Kenora composed of those parts of Rowan Lake, Katimiagamak Lake, Dibble Lake, White Otter Lake, Nora Lake, Kenoshay Lake, Pine Lake, Elsie Lake, Guliver Lake, Cloven Lake, Campus Lake, Fish Lake, Adele Lake, Portage Lake, Pyramid Lake, Mack Lake, Saganagons Lake, Amit Lake, Moose Bay, Lower Scotch Lake, Unnamed Lakes (49°12′N., 91°37′W.), (49°12′N., 91°56′W.), (49°12′N., 91°58′W.) and (48°22′N., 90°58′W.) not included in the preceding description.
        3Lake of the Woods, including all waters on the Aulneau Peninsula and Western Peninsula, Obabikon Lake and Cul de Sac Lake in the Territorial Districts of Kenora and Rainy River.
  • (6) For the purpose of subsections (5) and (8), a person is considered a non-resident of Canada

    • (a) if they do not ordinarily reside in Canada; or

    • (b) if they do ordinarily reside in Canada, but have not resided there for a period of at least 6 months during the 12 months immediately preceding the day referred to in that subsection.

  • (7) For the purposes of subsections (1) to (5), fish caught and retained by, or in the posession of, a person under 18 years of age who is engaged in sport fishing under the authority of a licence held by another person shall be attributed to the licence holder and shall be added to the number of fish caught and retained by, or in the possession of, the licence holder.

  • (8) No person who is engaged in sport fishing under the authority of a licence set out in column I of the table to this subsection shall catch and retain in any day or at any time possess more fish of a species set out in column II, from the waters set out in column III, than the fishing quota set out in column IV.

    TABLE

    Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    ItemLicenceSpeciesWatersFishing Quota
    1Non-resident Sport Fishing LicenceWalleye or SaugerIn Division 22, waters of the Winnipeg River from the outlet of the Lake of the Woods to the Manitoba border, and including the following waters:Two walleye or sauger in the aggregate, of which walleye must be between 35 cm and 45 cm in length or greater than 70 cm in length, and only one sauger may be greater than 46 cm

    (a) Louise Lake (49°47′00″N., 94°38′00″W.), also known as Middle Lake;

    (b) Muriel Lake (49°48′40″N.,94°40′54″W.);

    (c) Gun Lake (49°57′31″N., 94°39′17″W.);

    (d) Pistol Lake (49°59′56″N., 94°42′30″W.);

    (e) Lost Lake (50°19′38″N., 93°05′29″W.);

    (f) Little Sand Lake (50°02′36″N., 94°40′47″W.);

    (g) Big Sand Lake (50°07′01″N., 94°37′37″W.);

    (h) Hidden Lake (50°04′52″N., 94°35′48″W.);

    (i) Roughrock Lake (50°06′27″N., 94°45′33″W.);

    (j) Swan Lake (50°03′46″N, 94°54′30″W.);

    (k) Tetu Lake (50°10′58″N., 95°02′10″W.);

    (l) Eaglenest Lake (50°12′43″N., 95°08′40″W.);

    (m) McFarlane River, downstream from the Ena Lake Dam (49°58′29″N., 94°33′08″W.); and

    (n) the English River, from the confluence of the Winnipeg and English Rivers upstream to the Caribou Falls dam.

    2Non-resident Conservation Fishing LicenceWalleye or SaugerWaters set out in item 1.One walleye or sauger in the aggregate, of which walleye must be between 35 cm and 45 cm in length or greater than 70 cm in length
  • SOR/90-229, s. 12
  • SOR/92-217, s. 3
  • SOR/94-295, s. 6
  • SOR/97-248, s. 4
  • SOR/99-105, s. 11
  • SOR/2000-159, s. 1
  • SOR/2001-50, s. 4
  • SOR/2002-128, s. 5
  • SOR/2003-108, s. 5
  • SOR/2004-63, s. 5
  • SOR/2005-26, s. 6
  • SOR/2005-406, s. 3
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