Good fishing has always been one of the highlights of Exe Island. On this page you'll find everything you need to know about fishing at Exe Island. Read on for information about:
Last updated: 19-JUN-01
The following information is available at the official site, Ontario Fishing Regulations. The information here is condensed for ease of use. Note that this may be out of date, so you may want to check with the government site.
Genearally speaking, you need a fishing license. With the increase in fishing pressure on Big Rideau, I wouldn't doubt it if the game wardens are cracking down more. You can buy a fishing license at the following locations:
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There are some concerns about pregnant women and children under the age of 15 eating Ontario Sport Fish. These fish can accumulate contimants and developing bodies are at risk. People at risk are advised to eat only those fish with the clear fish symbol in the chart below, and then no more than 4 meals per month. Furthermore, you are advised to lower the amount of sport fish you eat if you regularly eat commercial fish. This does not apply to the remainder of the population.
Note that eating sport fish is becoming safer, as detailed in Eating Ontario fish is getting safer.
Here's the chart from the Guide to Eating Ontario Sport Fish.
Every year we keep a log of the noteworthy fish caught. Here's the complete list dating back to 1978....?