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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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Mormyshka Ice Fishing Rod

This type of ice fishing rod is also known as a palm rod, balalaika or mormyshka rod and is used across Europe for competition fishing. These short and finesse rods are supplied with a reel. However, the reel is used as a line storage only. You have to feel the line with your fingers and pull the line to land a fish.

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Working, Playing and Fishing on Ice

If you would like to learn more about activities and safety on ice you may find these online resources useful.

Over the period of 1991 to 2000, there were 447 deaths associated with activities on ice. Of these, 246 involved snowmobiles, 150 involved non-motorized activity and 51 motorized vehicles. Most of the deaths associated with activities on ice were related to recreational activities. (Canadian Red Cross Society 2006).

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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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