In 2008, the province of Ontario created 20 new Fisheries Management Zones to replace the 37 fishing divisions. To assist anglers with this transition, MNR is providing the following maps that explain the exceptions and additional fishing opportunities for selected Great Lakes tributaries.
Little has changed from the previous Fishing Regulations Summary, however, in some cases, the Lake boundaries now extend up the streams some distance. In these cases, the Lake rules apply. This typically occurs in areas near stream mouths where the season was open all year. Instead of having each of these special open seasons listed, the lake regulations (open all year) apply. The following maps describe these changes in detail.
These maps are not meant to provide a full listing of all regulations for the streams, but are a guide to the fishing regulations for the most common fisheries. For complete regulations, please refer to the Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.
Tributaries of Lake Huron
- Beaver River - Thornbury (PDF, 125 KB)
- Bighead River - Meaford (PDF, 146 KB)
- Hog Creek - Victoria Habour (PDF, 77 KB)
- LaFontaine Creek - LaFontaine (PDF, 106 KB)
- Nottawasaga River - Wasaga Beach (PDF, 158 KB)
- Nottawasaga and Boyne Rivers - Alliston (PDF, 90 KB)
- Pottawatomi River - Owen Sound (PDF, 109 KB)
- Pretty River - Collingwood (PDF, 138 KB)
- Sauble River - Sauble Falls (PDF, 66 KB)
- Saugeen River - Southhampton (PDF, 170 KB)
- Sturgeon River - Waubaushene (PDF, 193 KB)
- Sydenham River (Owen Sound) (PDF, 399 KB)