some new stuff ICE FISHING Two lines may be used for ice fishing except in a limited number of waters (see the Exceptions for the Zone in which you are fishing). You must be within 60 m (197 ft.) at all times of any line or tip-up you are using when ice fishing and you must have a clear and unobstructed view of the lines being used at all times. ICE HUT REGISTRATION Ice fishing huts must be registered with the local MNR office if they are being used in the following Fisheries Management Zones and must be removed by the dates indicated below: GENERAL FISHING REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) Residents and non-residents with a valid fishing licence may fish with one dip net, one seine net, one spear or a bow and arrow for the species outlined below. Dip nets may be no more that 183 cm (6 ft.) on each side if square, or 183 cm (6 ft.) in diameter, if circular. Seine nets may be no more than 10 m (32.8 ft.) long and 2 m (6.5 ft.) high. Spears cannot be possessed on or within 30 m (100 ft.) of the edge of any waterbody except when fishing for carp and white sucker as described on this page. Northern Pike spearing is not allowed. Bow and arrow: includes all longbows and crossbows. * In this Zone, only a few waterbodies are open for winter fishing see Additional Fishing Opportunities for Zone 17. · You do not need to register your ice hut in Zones 1-8 and 13. · You do not need to register an ice hut if it is a tent made of cloth or synthetic fabric that has a base area of two square metres (21.5 square feet) or less when erected.· Ice hut registration numbers must be at least 6.3 cm (2.5 in.) in height and clearly displayed on the outside of the hut. · Whether or not an ice hut removal date applies to your Zone, it is an offence under the Public Lands Act to leave your ice hut out after ice break up. ZONES IN WHICH ICE HUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ICE HUT REMOVAL DATE RECREATIONAL FISHING LICENCE INFORMATION FOR NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA Anyone who is not an Ontario or Canadian resident (see definitions, page 5) is considered a non-resident for the purposes of fishing licence regulations. Most non-residents need an Ontario fishing licence to fish in Ontario. Specifically: Non-residents 18 years of age and over must purchase a fishing licence. (NOTE: Non-residents 65 years of age or older are not exempt from requiring a licence.) Non-residents under 18 years of age may fish without a licence if accompanied by an adult who has a valid fishing licence. Any fish kept are part of the catch and possession limit of the person who holds the licence. As another option, non-residents under 18 years may purchase a licence to have their own limits. For non-resident groups of children (at least five people under the age of 18 years) there is a special licence for members of an organized camp. This licence is available from ServiceOntario/ Ministry of Natural Resources offices (see page 96). NOTE: Non-residents camping on Crown lands in northwestern Ontario are subject to conservation licence limits except in the border waters area (see page 12). The 2008 one-year licence fees listed in this Summary are in effect from January 1, 2008 until December 31, 2008. The 2008 threeyear fees are subject to change after August 31, 2008. For the location of the licence issuer nearest you, contact the Ministry of Natural Resources. A list of Ministry of Natural Resources offices is provided on page 96. All fees include GST. ATTENTION NON-RESIDENT ANGLERS NON-RESIDENT OUTDOORS CARDThe Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has embarked on a project to improve the fishing and hunting licensing system. These improvements will mean that non-resident anglers and hunters will be able to purchase Ontario fishing licences from home, using the Internet or the automated 1-800 phone system. In addition, the ministry will also be developing an automated licensing system for private licence issuers to improve service to both resident and non-resident anglers and hunters. All anglers and hunters, including non-residents, will need a unique identification number for this system to work properly. For that reason, MNR will be introducing a non-resident Outdoors Card, effective January 1, 2009. The non-resident Outdoors Card will be similar to the existing resident Outdoors Card and will be required to purchase an Ontario fishing licence, except for the one-day licence.