THUNDER BAY, ON --- April 14, 2011 ---- Fishing is a popular activity that Ontario residents and visitors enjoy year-round. To help anglers make the most of their fishing experience in Ontario, a new interactive and user-friendly web tool will be available in April at ontario.ca/fishing.
With just a few clicks, anglers can use a searchable, Google-based map to answer the following questions:
What can I catch?
Discover what fish species are found in over 13,000 lakes across the province. Check what lakes to visit to catch your favourite species. The tool also shows which lakes are stocked and what species the province is stocking.
With just a few clicks, anglers can find information for more than 13,000 lakes in Ontario via a searchable, Google-based mapping application that tells them:
• What fish species are available in which lakes;
• What lakes you should visit to catch your favourite species;
• Where the nearest ServiceOntario locations for fishing licenses or renewals;
• What regulations you have to follow; and
• How to get there, with directions to Ontario’s lakes and waterways from anywhere in North America.
Where can I get a licence?
Find ServiceOntario locations where fishing licences are sold, to ensure you have the permits you need before going out on the lake.
What are the rules?
Get easy access to fishing regulations. Know which species you can fish for and what you can keep.
Where are the fish hiding?
See lake depth contours for some lakes to help tell where the species of fish you’re trying to catch are most likely to be found.
How do I get there?
Find directions to Ontario lakes and waterways from anywhere in the province thereby making planning a fishing trip easier than ever.
New Interactive Fish Guide Helps Anglers Find Consumption Advice
Links to fishing resources – like the new Guide to Eating Ontario Sport Fish – can be found at ontario.ca/fishing. The guide gives anglers and others who eat sport fish the advice they need to ensure they are not endangering their health.
The new interactive and user-friendly guide is now available at ontario.ca/fishguide – making it faster and easier to identify fish species and find angling destinations with lower contaminant levels. A Google-based map displays all the lakes and rivers from the guide with their corresponding advisories.
For other fishing information in Ontario you can visit www.ontario.ca/fishing
To Fish on line go to http://www.web2.mnr.gov.on.ca/fish_online/fishing/fishingExplorer_en.html