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Fishing Regulations

Walleye
S - 4; not more than 1 greater than 46 cm (18.1 in.)
C - 2; not more than 1 greater than 46 cm (18.1 in.)

Keeping Walleye: There has been some confusion about the special laws surrounding keeping Walleye on Vaughan Lake. You can catch and release all the Walleye you want but any Walleye you want to keep you have to kill them and put them on ice. You cannot put Walleye on a stringer to keep them alive. This law was implemented because too many people were keeping Walleyes on stringers and letting the smallest go when they catch a bigger one. People were also discarding dead Walleye that died on the stringer. Some would leave Walleyes on a stringer over night and in the morning discard the dead ones or the fish were eaten by Snapping Turtles. Vaughan Lake has extraordinary Walleye fishing and we have to keep it that way.

Northern Pike
Open all year
S - 4; none between 70-90 cm (27.6-35.4 in.), not more than 1 greater than 90 cm (35.4 in.)
C - 2; none between 70-90 cm (27.6-35.4 in.), not more than 1 greater than 90 cm (35.4 in.)

Smallmouth Bass
S - 2; must be less than 35 cm (13.8 in.) from Jan. 1 - June 30 & Dec. 1 - Dec. 31 S - 4; no size limit from July 1 - Nov. 30
C - 1; must be less than 35 cm (13.8 in.) from Jan. 1 - June 30 & Dec. 1 - Dec. 31 C - 2; no size limit from July 1 - Nov. 30

Perch
S - 50 C - 25

Lac Seul, including Broad, Sunlight, Root River, Vaughan (Whitefish Lake) and Lost Lakes, and Wenasaga River from the first rapids upstream from Lac Seul approx. 3 km (1.86 mi.) downstream to the last group of islands. Walleye and Sauger - none between 46-53 cm (18.1-20.9 in.), not more than 1 greater than 53 cm (20.9 in.). Muskellunge S - 0 and C - 0. No person may possess any live fish taken by angling other than baitfish.

Vaughan Lake (Whitefish Lake) (5013'N., 9222'W.). Fish sanctuary - no fishing from Jan. 1 - June 14 & Dec. 1 - Dec. 31.

Smelt may not be used as bait or possessed for use as bait

2018 fishing Licence fees for non-Ontario residents.

Fees listed below include HST. A $2.26 service fee will be added. (Subject to Change)

Outdoor Card $ 9.68
8 day Sportsman's 54.67
8 day Conservation 31.10
1 year Sportsman's 84.96
1 year Conservation 52.78