Category Archives: Legislation

Port Hope Bans Overnight Fishing

By G. Chambers So, the signs are going up in Port Hope advising anglers  that overnight fishing is no longer permitted between August 15 to September 30 between the hours of 8 pm to 6 am The new rules only … Continue reading

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Wading Into Controversy: Ontario’s Waterbed Law

By G. Chambers, SFBCA Vice Chairman In Ontario, the water in lakes and rivers belongs to everyone. As long as you are in a boat or float tube, you can fish pretty much anywhere in our province where the regulations … Continue reading

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Ontario Trespass Laws and You

By G, Chambers, SFBCA Vice Chairman A couple of years ago, a fellow SFBCA member and I were fishing a section of the Ganny on opening day. Within a few minutes of wetting our lines, we had a guy on … Continue reading

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Illegal to Interfere With Anglers

By. G. Chambers, SFBCA Vice Chairman Has something like this happened to you?  You silently approach a favourite  fishing hole. Keeping  a low profile, so as not to spook the fish, you make a couple of whisper soft false casts. … Continue reading

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Is Cobourg Considering A Fishing Fee?

Cobourg concerned about poaching and other illegal activities on Cobourg Creek Continue reading

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Port Hope Council Defers $40 Fishing Fee

Port Hope Council defers $40 fee to fish from municipal lands abutting Ganaraska River Continue reading

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SFBCA opposed to $40 Fee to Fish Ganny

By G. Chambers SFBCA Vice Chairman The municipality of Port Hope is finally getting tough on people who snag fish, leave fish to rot on the riverbanks and generally create a mess on the municipal lands that abut the Ganaraska … Continue reading

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Fishing is a Right in Ontario (Part1)

By G. Chambers, SFBCA Vice Chairman “1. (1) A person has a right to hunt and fish in accordance with the law” Ontario Heritage Hunting and Fishing Act (2002) We all think of hunting and fishing as sport or a … Continue reading

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