2022 Fishing Seasons – Zone 18

General Information

Zone-wide seasons and limits

Zone-wide seasons and limits apply to all waters in the Zone except for the specific waters and species listed in the species exceptions and fish sanctuaries.

Aggregate limits for trout and salmon (including splake)

Limits: S-5 and C-2; total daily catch and possession limit for all trout and salmon species combined

Atlantic SalmonClosed
Brook TroutAll YearS-5 and C-2
Brown TroutAll YearS-5 and C-2
Channel CatfishAll YearS-12 and C-6
CrappieAll YearS-30 and C-10
Lake SturgeonClosed
Lake Troutfourth Saturday in May to Sept 8S-2 and C-1
Lake WhitefishAll YearS-12 and C-6
Largemouth and smallmouth bass combinedthird Saturday in Jun to Dec 15S-6 and C-2
Muskellunge1st Saturday in Jun to Dec 15S-1; must be greater than 91 centimetres, and C-0
Northern PikeJan 1 to Mar 31
second Saturday in May to Dec 31
S-6 and C-2
Pacific SalmonAll YearS-5 and C-2
Rainbow TroutAll YearS-5 and C-2
SplakeAll YearS-5 and C-2
SunfishAll YearS-300; only 30 may be greater than 18 cm, and C-15
Walleye and Sauger combinedJan 1 to Mar 1
second Saturday in May to Dec 31
S-4 and C-2; must be between 40-50 cm
Yellow PerchAll yearS-50 and C-25

Species exceptions

Lake trout

Additional fishing opportunities

Season: open all year

  • Ashden Lake (Ashby White Lake) (45°08′59″N., 77°22′00″W.) – Ashby Township
  • Big Ohlmann (45°03′18″N., 77°00′23″W.) – Miller Township
  • Camp Lake (45°04′54″N., 76°57′39″W.) – Miller Township
  • Freen Lake (44°45′25″N., 77°44′53″W.) – Lake Township
  • Grimsthorpe Lake (44°52′29″N., 77°23′29″W.) – Effingham Township
  • Hungry Lake (44°48′23″N., 76°53′18″W.) – Central Frontenac Township
  • Little Green Lake (44°57′37″N., 76°53′06″W.) – Clarendon Township
  • Long Mallory Lake (44°59′59″N., 77°09′48″W.) – Abinger Township
  • Long Schooner Lake (45°06′15″N., 76°58′41″W.) – Miller Township
  • Loughborough Lake (44°27′00″N., 76°25′00″W.) – Pittsburgh Township
  • Mackie Lake (45°04′38″N., 76°59′18″W.) – Miller Township
  • Potspoon Lake (44°36′13″N., 76°34′56″W.) – Bedford Township
  • Redhorse Lake (44°32′21″N., 76°05′02″W.) – Lansdowne Township
  • Reid Lake (45°04′15″N., 76°55′59″W.) – Miller Township
  • Round Schooner Lake (45°07′12″N., 76°59′14″W.) – Miller Township
  • Shabomeka Lake (44°53′33″N., 77°08′10″W.) – Barrie Township
  • Silver Lake (44°49′48″N., 76°35′46″W.) – Oso Township
  • Simpson Lake (45°09′24″N., 77°24′13″W.) – Ashby Township
  • Trout Lake (45°08′58″N., 77°26′08″W.) – Ashby Township


Limits: S-1; must be greater than 102 centimetres, and C-0

  • Moira Lake (44°29′14″N., 77°27′13″W.) – Huntingdon Township
  • Moira River – from the first dam above Lake Ontario (City of Belleville) upstream to Highway 7
  • Stoco Lake (44°28′15″N., 77°17′29″W.)

Limits: S-1; must be greater than 112 centimetres, and C-0

  • Rideau River

Yellow perch

Season: January 1 to March 31 and second Saturday in May to December 31

  • Lancaster and Charlottenburgh Townships (South Glengarry Township) and the City of Cornwall – all waters

Fish sanctuaries

No fishing – closed all year

  • Big Rideau Lake – Bastard and Burgess Townships, The Bog and Long Island
  • Newboro Lake – North Crosby and South Crosby Townships, Old Iron Mine Bay
  • Newboro Lake – South Crosby Township, The Bog
  • Opinicon Lake – Storrington Township, Darlings Bay
  • Opinicon Lake – South Crosby Township, Murphy Bay
  • Sand Lake – South Crosby Township, Freeman’s Bay
  • Westport Pond – North Crosby Township
  • White Lake – Olden Township
  • Whitefish Lake – South Crosby Township, Jones Falls Bay

No fishing – January 1 to Friday before third Saturday in June and December 16 to December 31

  • Lingham Lake – Grimsthorpe Township
  • Sand Lake – North Crosby Township, that part lying in Lots 15 and 16 in Concession 9 and Lot 15 in Concession 8, and the waters of the river flowing between Wolfe Lake and Sand Lake

No fishing – March 1 to Friday before second Saturday in May

  • Christie Lake – in Lot 3, Concession 3 (Bathurst Township) and the Tay River from Christie Lake downstream to the bridge at Lot 7, Concession 2 (Bathurst Township)
  • Crotch Lake and Mississippi River – Palmerston Township, from Sidedam Rapids to north shore of Skull Island including McLean’s Bay
  • Dalhousie Lake and Mississippi River – Dalhousie Township, within a 300 metres radius of the bridge of the Township road crossing the Mississippi River where it enters Dalhousie Lake
  • Hoople Creek – Osnabruck Township
  • Indian River and Clayton Lake – within a 300 metres radius of the Command Bridge crossing the Indian River where it enters Clayton Lake (Lanark Township)
  • Mississippi River – Drummond Township, from 240.8 metres west of Main Street in Innisville to Mississippi Lake
  • Mississippi River – Pakenham Township, between the falls in the Town of Almonte and upstream side of bridge on Lanark County Road 20
  • Raisin River – those portions of the river in the Village of Martintown and Lot 43, Concession 1, north side of Raisin River (Charlottenburgh Township)
  • South Nation River – Cambridge Township, Coupal’s dam in Casselman downstream to the westerly limit of Lot 11, Concession 5
  • South Nation River – Hamlet of Crysler in Finch Township
  • South Nation River – North Plantagenet Township, between north side of Concession 4 and a point 30.5 metres upstream of C.P.R. right-of-way
  • South Nation River – Village of Chesterville in Winchester Township