How far would you go to bring home a fish?

FISH DURHAM is a site dedicated to Durham Region anglers who love the sport.

FISHING IN DURHAM IS UNDER THE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ZONE

Recreational and sport fishing are fishing primarily for pleasure or competition. Recreational fishing has conventions, rules, licensing restrictions and laws that limit the way in which fish may be caught; typically, these prohibit the use of nets and the catching of fish with hooks not in the mouth. The most common form of recreational fishing is done with a rod, reel, line, hooks and any one of a wide range of baits or lures such as artificial flies. The practice of catching or attempting to catch fish with a hook is generally known as angling. In angling, it is sometimes expected or required that fish be returned to the water (catch and release). Recreational or sport fishermen may log their catches or participate in fishing competitions.

Big-game fishing is fishing from boats to catch large open-water species such as tuna, sharks, and marlin. Sport fishing (sometimes game fishing) is recreational fishing where the primary reward is the challenge of finding and catching the fish rather than the culinary or financial value of the fish’s flesh. Fish sought after include tarpon, sailfish, mackerel and many others.

FISHING IN DURHAM IS UNDER THE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ZONE (FMZ)

ESTABLISHED THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT, ABOUT THIS ZONE

For full details on this FMZ please visit Fisheries Management Zone 17 (FMZ 17)

FMZ 17, the smallest FMZ, is located in southern Ontario. This zone has:

Important recreational and tourism-based fisheries

recreational fisheries for walleye, bass, panfish

the highest use because of its superb fishing and urban location

includes the Kawartha Lakes, Trent and Crowe River watersheds, and the eastern rivers and streams of the Oak Ridges Moraine

is bordered by Lake Ontario to the south (FMZ 20)