Fishing

North Frontenac is a great place to fish. Many lakes are readily accessible, however there are many rarely touched “secret spots” that can be found deep in the wilderness and off the beaten path. 

For comprehensive information about fishing in North Frontenac,   take a look at the Ministry of Natural Resources Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations SummaryNorth Frontenac is in Zone 18.

Fish ON-Line is an interactive Angler’s Map that allows you to search lakes in Ontario and get detailed facts and information. Fish types and fish stocking information is also available in this great online reference. Many lakes in North Frontenac are included.

To Lake Residents, Campers and Visitors

Please click Broad Scale Monitoring Program and the Notice for Lake Residents, Campers and Visitors for more information.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is responsible for monitoring the abundance and health of fish populations in the lakes and rivers across Ontario. MNRF science crews will collect information on fish species, take water samples, and check for invasive species in this lake and approximately 152 other lakes from June to September. Work on this lake will take 5 to 8 days to complete.

If you’re on this lake while it is being monitored and see MNRF buoys, please don’t lift the nets or buoys, and avoid recreational activities or anchoring between and around the buoys. All MNRF nets are clearly marked with orange buoys bearing the Ontario logo. Nets are checked and moved to a new location every day.

Biological data are collected by our science crews and provide MNRF biologists with valuable information about abundance, age structure, mortality, and maturity of the types of fish in the lake. This information is used to evaluate the health of fish populations in the lake and make management decisions.

The number of fish caught and sampled represents a very small percentage of the total population in the lake. As resource managers responsible for the sustainability of these populations, we are sensitive to the number of fish collected, but strongly believe this information is necessary to responsibly manage this resource.

It is important for your safety and for the integrity of our data that these nets are not disturbed. If you have any questions or concerns about our Broad Scale Monitoring Program, contact Steve Vandermeer by phone at 705 324-5851 or e-mail steve.vandermeer@ontario.ca.