Resources

Useful links and resources related to fishing on Lake Simcoe.

Fisheries Timeline and Selected Historical Events of Lake Simcoe

Chronology of facts:

1615 - Hurons led French explorer Samuel de Champlain to the Atherley Narrows between Lake Simcoe and Couchiching, "where the great catch of fish is made by means of a great many stakes, which almost close the straight, leaving only little openings where they set their nets in which the fish are caught".

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Lake Simcoe Fish Stocking Records

Q: How was the decision to reduce stocking of lake trout made?

A: The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources made the decision following a comprehensive review of fisheries information and stocking options which was guided by the advice from two Lake Simcoe committees, the Lake Simcoe Fisheries Stakeholder Committee representing a broad range of fisheries interests in the watershed; and the Lake Simcoe Fisheries Management Committee, a government committee comprised of fisheries and water quality scientists, biologists, policy and management staff.

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