Thunder Bay

New rules for Squeers Lake Winter Fishery in northern Ontario

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in Ontario has done away with the need to apply to fish the controlled winter ice fishery on Squeers Lake, about 100 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay.

No need to apply to fish at the annual ice fishing event on Squeers Lake near Thunder Bay

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry workers will be on hand at Squeers Lake to sample the fish caught. (OMNRF)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in Ontario has done away with the need to apply to fish the controlled winter ice fishery on Squeers Lake, about 100 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay.

As well, the MNRF has shortened the season for this popular annual event, which attracts hundreds of people each year.

The outdoor columnist on Superior Morning, Gord Ellis, spoke with the host of the CBC morning show in Thunder Bay about the changes to the winter ice fishery for 2016.

Listen to their conversation.

The 31-year-old Squeers Lake Winter Fishery has some big changes this year. Outdoors columnist Gord Ellis brings us the details

The fishing dates for the Squeers Lake Winter Fishery 2016 are March 12, 13, 14, 19, 20.

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