Three-rods ruling set to make carp fishing more accessible to Canadians
A new ruling by the Government in Ontario could make carp fishing more accessible for anglers in Canada.
John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, has announced that anglers can now use three lines (rods) when targeting carp in areas that include Southern and parts of Central and North-Eastern Ontario. He said: “This will help more anglers take advantage of province’s world-class carp fishing opportunities.”
“I am delighted that our Government’s new regulations will make carp fishing more enjoyable and accessible,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “Enjoying Ontario’s spectacular outdoors contributes to the success of our tourism industry and is a safe way to contribute to the economic and social recovery of the province – so that we emerge post-pandemic as a global destination of choice for anglers and all other tourists.”
“This exciting announcement demonstrates that the Government is once again listening to anglers in this province,” said Mike Harris, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources of Forestry. “The ability to now use up to three lines when targeting common carp is just one more example of how we value fishing – and hunting – as crucial for our economy and way of life.”
In order to use more than one line, anglers must meet all of the following conditions:
• Use baits that are plant-based or artificial corn;
• When fishing from shore, each line being used can be no further than two metres from another line the angler is using;
• When fishing from a vessel, all lines must be on board the craft with the angler.