News and updates

Fisheries management planning is not currently underway for this zone. Contact your local Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry district office for more information.

Fishing rules

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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