2024 Ontario Fishing Regulations Now Available

Highlights of some of the changes include:

  • Changes to rules related to the transport of preserved baitfish and leeches (p. 19)
  • Updated formatting for non-resident anglers in FMZ 5 (p. 35-42)
  • Changes to size restrictions for Walleye and Sauger on Lake of the Woods
  • Changes to zone-wide seasons and limits for Northern Pike and Walleye in FMZ 10 (p. 77-78)
  • Harmonized seasons and limits in the French River for Northern Pike, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, and Walleye (p. 82, 90)
  • Changes to Additional Fishing Opportunities for Brook Trout and Lake Trout in FMZ 8 and FMZ 10.
  • Changes to Fish Sanctuaries in FMZs 10, 11, and 18.

IMPORTANT NOTE: MNRF is working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to finalize several changes to the Ontario Fishery Regulations. These changes have been identified in the summary as Pending. We anticipate changes coming into effect in the Spring of 2024.

Please refer to ontario.ca/fishingupdates for more details.