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Walleye catch limits reduced on Lake Nipissing

Thursday, December 13, 2012   by: Kate AdamsMNR News Release

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Ontario is reducing walleye catch limits to help rebuild the walleye population in Lake Nipissing.

The daily catch limit will be reduced from four walleye to two for sport fishing licence holders and from two to one for conservation fishing licence holders. The slot size will remain the same for both licences.

The reduced limits are in response to a drop in the walleye population over the past two years. They build on the recommendations of a special advisory committee that was formed to assist in walleye population recovery.

While it develops a long-term management plan for Lake Nipissing, which will include consultation with the advisory committee, the McGuinty government will continue a dialogue with local First Nations regarding the commercial fishery and consider ways to support community-based stocking.

Anglers are reminded to check the 2013 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary when it is released on Jan. 1, 2013, to become familiar with all regulation changes before they go fishing.

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SPECTRE 12/13/2012 11:59:15 AM Report

When I was a kid they stock Lake Nip and there was no commerical fishery.The limit was six or higher and no slot size.Now there is a commerical fishery,no restocking,slot size and a limit of two,and not to mention the MNR has done nothing to cull the cormorant eating out the lake.Thats why I stopped fishing Lake Nip years ago,its a waste of time.
oldfart666 12/13/2012 5:29:23 PM Report

Why is there commercial fishing on a lake that can not even support recreational fishing?! Time the Ontario government says enough of commercial fishing,or perhaps just ignore the problem until it all goes away....
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