Trout Fishing Season in Southern Ontario


Photo Karen Graham.

Last Saturday was the official start of the Trout fishing season in southern Ontario.  Normally that would mean the Millbrook pond would be inundated with hordes of young anglers, seeking the perfect perch from which to snag the elusive Millie and her friends which are delivered by members of the Millbrook Lions’ Club in the days before to ensure lots of action and plenty of opportunities for prizes.  Instead there were a few solitary souls trying their luck at the bottom of the dam. After 2 years of waiting because of the dam reconstruction project, some local youngsters have yet to enjoy the event.  Unfortunately, the annual Fishing Derby was just one more casualty to the restrictions in place due to COVID-19.  The fishing season still opened across the province, but public launches, marinas, conservation areas and trails are closed.  Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry explained that the opening day was not postponed because in remote parts of the province, fishing can proceed while adhering to physical distancing requirements, and that includes behaviour out on the water. KG


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