- See general fishing regulations for more information on how to use this summary.
- Warmouth is listed as endangered in Ontario and may not be caught or possessed under a recreational fishing licence.
- The following species are not present in this Zone and are closed to fishing all year:
- brook trout
- FMZ 19 is part of the Great Lakes. Baitfish and leeches from adjacent Bait Management Zones (BMZ) are permitted, but can only be moved out of the Great Lakes to be disposed of immediately more than 30 metres from the water. See bait for more details.
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, waterbody 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 Salmon||All Year||S-1 and C-0|
|Brook Trout||All Year||S-5 and C-2|
|Channel Catfish||All Year||S-12 and C-6|
|Crappie||All Year||S-30 and C-10|
|Lake Trout||Jan 1 to Sept 30|
Dec 1 to Dec 31
|S-3 and C-1|
|Lake Whitefish||All Year||S-12 and C-6|
|Largemouth and smallmouth bass combined||fourth Saturday in Jun to Nov 30||S-6 and C-2|
|Muskellunge||first Saturday in Jun to Dec 15||S-1; must be greater than 112 centimetres, and C-0|
|Northern Pike||All Year||S-6 and C-2|
|Pacific Salmon||All Year||S-5 and C-2|
|Rainbow Trout||All Year||S-5 and C-2|
|Sunfish||All Year||S-100 and C-50|
|Walleye and Sauger combined||All Year||S-6 and C-2|
|Yellow Perch||All year||S-50; in one day, possession limit of 100, and C-25; in one day, possession limit of 50|
Season: open from third Saturday in June to December 15
- Niagara River from the Peace Bridge to Niagara Falls
Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, excluding:
- Rondeau Bay
- Inner Long Point Bay
- St. Clair River – defined as the waters from the downstream edge of the Blue Water Bridge from the international boundary at 42°59′54.3″N., 82°25′25.25″W. to the Ontario shore at 42°59′53.22″N., 82°25′19.92″W., downstream to a north-south line at the easternmost point of Seaway Island from the international boundary at 42°32′55″N., 82°36′22″W. to the shore at Bassett Island at 42°32′36″N., 82°36′22″W.
- Detroit River – defined as the waters from a line at the easternmost point of Peche Island from the international boundary at 42°21′10″N., 82°55′10″W. through the navigational buoy south of Peche Island, to the Ontario shore at 42°20′23.5″N., 82°55′17″W., downstream to an east-west line at the southernmost point of Livingstone Channel from the international boundary at 42°4′8″N., 83°8′24.7″W. to the Ontario shore at 42°4′8″N.,83°7′0.2″W.
- Two lines may be used when angling from a boat in open water
- Two lines not allowed in St. Clair River or Detroit River
No fishing – May 15 to Friday before the fourth Saturday in June
- Lake Erie – Walsingham and Norfolk Townships, eastern half of the Inner Long Point Bay
No fishing – June 1 to July 15
- Town of Fort Erie – bounded by lines starting at Stonemill Road (42°52’31.47″N., 78°59’57.76″W.), 750 metres south into Lake Erie to a point at 42°52’11.17″N., 78°59’57.11″W., 1.25 kilometres east to a point at 42°52’12.49″N., 78°58’46.02″W., north to Rosehill Road (42°52’46.83″N., 78°58’47.12″W.) and following the water’s edge back to its original point of origin
- Port Colborne – bounded by lines starting at Cassaday Point (42°52’1.79″N., 79°13’4.8″W.), 500 metres south into Lake Erie to a point at 42°51’45.71″N., 79°13”4.19″W., 1 kilometre east to a point at 42°51’46.72″N., 79°12’14.73″W., north to Weaver Road (42°52’17.66″N., 79°12’15.88″W.) and following the water’s edge back to its original point of origin.
- Gravelly Bay – from the breakwall on the east side of the Welland Canal, eastward 500 metres to a point at 42°52’7.9″N., 79°14’9.87″W., straight northward to the water’s edge at 42°52”32.48″N., 79°14’10.81″W., then following the water’s edge back to the east side of the Welland Canal (also includes the inlet north of Nickel’s Beach)
- Gravelly Bay – the waters of that part of Gravelly Bay of Lake Erie (City of Port Colborne) lying northwest of a line drawn from the southerly point of Sugar Loaf Point in a northeasterly direction to the southwest corner of the H. Knoll Lakeview Park Marina breakwall