News and updates

Fisheries management planning is not currently underway for this zone. Contact your local ministry work centre for more information.

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About this zone

FMZ 8 is located in northeast Ontario. This zone has:

  • large river systems draining into the Arctic watershed
  • relatively small, shallow lakes
  • prominent fisheries for walleye, northern pike, brook trout, aurora trout
  • brook trout and lake trout stocked into many lakes

FMZ 8 is one of 20 fisheries management zones in the province.


Zone 8 is located in northeastern Ontario and includes the cities of Cochrane, Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Kapuskasing and Gogama.
View Fisheries Management Zone 8 map using Fish on-Line or a PDF.

FMZ 8:

  • the Quebec border between Lake Timiskaming and James Bay forms the eastern boundary
  • stretches north to James Bay’s southern coast
  • bounded by FMZ 3 to the northeast, FMZ 7 to the west and FMZs 10, 11 and 12 to the south
  • cities include Cochrane, Hearst, Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Kapuskasing, Gogama

Legal boundary map and detail maps

Legal boundary map for FMZ 8 and detail maps 1 - 5.1 (PDF)

Monitoring reports and management plans

None at this time.

Zone advisory council

This fisheries management zone does not have an advisory council yet.

General fishing rules