FISHING IN THE BANCROFT AREA
With over 800 lakes and hundreds of kilometers of rivers and streams in the vicinity, Bancroft and surrounding area offers a rich fishing environment. For a list of local lakes, please refer to our Lake Information section. Below is a list of a few fishing related businesses.
Coe Hill Gold
Offering some of the best ‘fee for fishing’ in the Bancroft area.
3097 Lower Faraday Rd
Coe Hill , Ontario
Speckled Creek Trout Farm
RR#2, Coe Hill, Ontario
For information on fishing regulations in the area, please refer to the Ministry of Natural Resources web site.
A few things to remember…
Carry your Outdoors Card with you at all times when fishing.
Residents of Canada must have a fishing license tag attached to their Outdoors Card in order for their license to be valid. A non-resident of Canada must have a signed basic license form, and have the appropriate tag attached to it. If you do not have this, it is not legal for you to fish in Canada.
Catch and Possession Limits
If you catch a fish after reaching your daily catch and possession limit, that fish must be released. If you consume a fish the day you catch it, it too counts toward your catch and possession limit. The number of fish you may catch or possess is dependent on your type of license you have, the species of fish, where they are caught, and sometimes the size of the fish.
NOTE: It is illegal to destroy, or allow to spoil, fish which have been caught and fish that are suitable for food.
Capture of Bullfrogs
If you hold a valid Fishing License, you may catch a maximum of 10 bullfrogs for personal use only, from July 21 to Oct. 15.
Bullfrogs may not be taken in the City of Ottawa, the Counties of Prescott and Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Leed and Grenville, Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addingtion, Prince Edward, Northumberland, Peterborough and Victoria, or in the County of Hastings south of, and including, the townships of Marmora and Lake Tudor and Cashel, Elzevir and Grimsthorpe.
NOTE: It is illegal to take ANY form of wildlife from provincial parks.
It is illegal to attempt to catch fish when the season is closed, even if you plan to release them. Fishing seasons are in place for a reason. They protect the fish at vulnerable times of the year, especially when they are spawning or protecting their young.
Please refer to a Recreational Fishing Regulations Guide for Open seasons in your area.
Please pick up a copy of the current Recreational Fishing Regulations for a complete list of fishing laws and regulations.