SF - 2019/12

Under The Ontario Fishery Regulations, 2007

Pursuant to the authority vested in me in subsection 13(1) of the Ontario Fishery Regulations, 2007, made under the Fisheries Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. F-14, I hereby authorize and declare the following:

  1. That Sport Fishing Variation Order for Fisheries Management Zone 12 (SF-2009/12-2) signed by Minister Cansfield on November 13, 2009 is revoked and replaced by this Sport Fishing Variation Order for Fisheries Management Zone 12 (SF-2019/12).
  2. That the angling close times as set out in Schedule 2 to the Ontario Fishery Regulations, 2007 and the angling quotas and size limits as set out in Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the said Regulations for Fisheries Management Zone 12 are hereby varied as set out in Schedules A and B to this Sport Fishing Variation Order.
  3. That if there is a conflict between this Variation Order and a close time for a fish sanctuary, the close time for the fish sanctuary prevails.
  4. That this Sport Fishing Variation Order comes into effect January 1, 2019.

Dated at Toronto this 29th day of October, 2018.

Jeff Yurek
Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

Schedule A – Zone-wide close times, quotas and size limits for Fisheries Management Zone 12

Subject to Schedule B of this Variation Order the following Angling close times, quotas and size limits (measured in total length) apply to all waters in Fisheries Management Zone 12.
Species or Combination of SpeciesClose TimeSport Fishing Licence Quota and Size LimitConservation Fishing Licence Quota and Size Limit
Atlantic SalmonJanuary 1 to the Thursday before the 4th Saturday in April and October 1 to December 311, any size0
Black & White CrappieNo close time30, any size10, any size
Brook TroutJanuary 1 to the Thursday before the 4th Saturday in April and October 1 to December 315, any size2, any size
Brown Trout & Rainbow TroutJanuary 1 to the Thursday before the 4th Saturday in April and October 1 to December 315, any size2, any size
Channel CatfishNo close time12, any size6, any size
Lake SturgeonJanuary 1 to December 31N/AN/A
Lake Trout & SplakeJanuary 1 to the Thursday before the 4th Saturday in April and October 1 to December 312, any size1, any size
Lake WhitefishNo close time12, any size6, any size
Largemouth & Smallmouth BassJanuary 1 to the Thursday before the 4th Saturday in June and December 1 to December 316, any size2, any size
MuskellungeJanuary 1 to the Thursday before the 3rd Saturday in June and December 16 to December 311, must be greater than 137 cm0
Northern PikeApril 1 to the Thursday before the 3rd Saturday in May6, any size2, any size
Pacific SalmonJanuary 1 to December 31N/AN/A
SunfishNo close timeNo limitNo limit
Walleye & SaugerApril 1 to the Thursday before the 3rd Saturday in May5, must be less than 40 cm from March 1 to June 152, must be less than 40 cm from March 1 to June 15
Yellow PerchNo close time50, any size25, any size
Any other speciesNo close timeNo limitNo limit

Schedule B – Exceptions to the Zone-wide close times, quotas and size limits for Fisheries Management Zone 12

Despite Schedule A of this Variation Order the Angling Close Times, Fishing Quotas and Size Limits (measured in Total Length) set out in this Schedule apply in the following waters.
WatersSpecies or Combination of SpeciesClose TimeSport Fishing Licence Quota and Size LimitConservation Fishing Licence Quota and Size Limit
Ottawa River - below Carillon Dam to Point FortuneAmerican ShadNo close time5, any size2, any size