The fishing in Kawartha Lakes is spectacular - but make sure you are fishing legally! There were recently over 140 fishing violations in the area including fishing without a license and fishing in illegal areas. "Officers were also checking anglers for possession of invasive species and ensuring they were complying with public safety laws for fishing in sanctuaries on land and in waters." Have fun, but do your research first!
A four-week enforcement blitz by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry saw 111 charges laid and 32 warnings issues in Peterborough County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. The MNRF says from May 1-28, conservation officers from Peterborough and Bancroft enforcement units checked 259 anglers.