Fishing Regulations

"S" means Sports License
"C" means Conservations License
No person may possess any live fish taken by angling other than baitfish (Read Keeping Walleye Below)

Non-residents can buy a Fishing License and Outdoor Card on-line here

Walleye
S - 4 Walleyes in your possession
C - 2 Walleyes in your possession
Size Restriction: No Walleyes between (46cm to 53cm)(18.1 inches to 20.8 inches) and only one greater than 53cm (20.8 inches)

Keeping Fish to Eat: There has been some confusion about the special laws surrounding keeping Walleye on Vaughan Lake. You can catch and release all the Walleye you want but any Walleye you want to keep you have to kill them and put them on ice. You cannot put Walleye on a stringer to keep them alive. This law was implemented because too many people were keeping Walleyes on stringers and letting the smallest go when they catch a bigger one. People were also discarding dead Walleye that died on the stringer. Some would leave Walleyes on a stringer over night and in the morning discard the dead ones or the fish were eaten by Snapping Turtles. Vaughan Lake has extraordinary Walleye fishing and we have to keep it that way.

Northern Pike
Open all year
S - 4;<
C - 2;
Size Restriction: None between (70cm to 90cm) (27.5 inches to 35.4 inches) and only one greater than 90cm (35.4 inches)

Smallmouth Bass
Open all year
S - 2; (must be less than 35 cm (13.8 in.) from Jan. 1 - June 30 & Dec. 1 - Dec. 31 S - 4; no size limit from July 1 - Nov. 30
C - 1; must be less than 35 cm (13.8 in.) from Jan. 1 - June 30 & Dec. 1 - Dec. 31 C - 2; no size limit from July 1 - Nov. 30

Perch
S - 50
C - 25

Muskellunge
S - 0
C - 0

Lac Seul, including Broad, Sunlight, Root River, Vaughan (Whitefish Lake) and Lost Lakes, and Wenasaga River from the first rapids upstream from Lac Seul approx. 3 km (1.86 mi.) downstream to the last group of islands. Walleye and Sauger - none between 46-53 cm (18.1-20.9 in.), not more than 1 greater than 53 cm (20.9 in.). Muskellunge S - 0 and C - 0. No person may possess any live fish taken by angling other than baitfish.

Vaughan Lake (Whitefish Lake) (50?13'N., 92?22'W.). Fish sanctuary - no fishing from Jan. 1 - June 14 & Dec. 1 - Dec. 31.

Smelt may not be used as bait or possessed for use as bait

Fishing Licence fees for non-Ontario residents.

Fees listed below include HST. A $2.26 service fee will be added. (Subject to Change)

Outdoor Card $ 9.68
8 day Sportsman's 54.67
8 day Conservation 31.10
1 year Sportsman's 84.96
1 year Conservation 52.78