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Hello All,

 

Great site, enjoy all the information!

 

Looking to renew my Fishing License and since I don't keep any fish I want to go with a Conservation License as opposed to a Sporting License.

 

My question is if I want to fish for Muskie I have heard that I need the Sporting License in case I inadvertently kill a fish and need to keep it. Is there any such regulation/law/opinion to this?

 

I would appreciate any feedback, as I'm not entirely opposed to getting a Sporting License.

 

Thanks.

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well I keep every few fish so I had to decide with license to get

 

I was fishing whitefish on simcoe, with no intent in keeping any that day

 

I had one that couldn't release so I kept it

 

and hour later I had a second one that would not release, I realized that if I had a con. license I would be breaking the law

so I decided that I would continue to buy a sports license and not have to let a fish float belly up in the water

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I get the Conservation license. Until I need to keep 5 bass in the boat(tournament) then I'm fine...I keep a few pike and panfish and have yet to have a fish I could not release these last 2 seasons.

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My question is if I want to fish for Muskie I have heard that I need the Sporting License in case I inadvertently kill a fish and need to keep it. Is there any such regulation/law/opinion to this?

 

 

 

 

you can fish for muskie with a conservation license you just need to release any fish caught regardless if its going to survive or not

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Sport Fishing Licence: For anglers who want full catch and possession fishing privileges. In this summary, S - refers to limits under a Sport Fishing Licence (e.g. S - 4 = catch and possession limit of 4).

 

Conservation Fishing Licence: A reduced catch and possession limit licence that is ideal for anglers who want to live-release the majority of fish caught. Under this licence, anglers must immediately release muskellunge, Atlantic salmon and aurora trout. In this summary, C - refers to limits under a Conservation Fishing Licence (e.g. C - 2 = catch and possession limit of 2).

Refer to the Zone tables and the exceptions for catch and possession limits.

http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/groups/lr/@mnr/@letsfish/documents/document/198219.pdf

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I always buy the sport, just in case. Wouldn't mind spending the extra $'s as much if the money went back into the fishery the way it truly should.

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I also buy the Sportsman License for my Canadian fishing. It's rare for me to keep anything, but will keep a couple bass for a fish fry on occassion. (I may need it this year when I blow away the field at the OFC pike derby in June :clapping: ) I also do musky fishing and there have been posts on here as to what constitutes possession and what doesn't. I never intend on keeping any, even if they are of legal size. I'll spend the extra $$, just to be on the safe side.

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I buy the Sport license when I fish Canadian waters it's the least I can do to support the fisheries.

 

 

 

Art

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I was shocked at the price this year for a sport..I still havent renewed yet. I get sport every year but this may just be the first year I get the conservtaion..

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I get the sport every year... like others have said, just in case you catch a fish that won't survive. And if nothing else, just so I can keep a nice feed of Simcoe perch! Mmmmmmmmmm.... perchy goodness.... ahrarararararrrrrrrr....

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3 yr sport for me .. always .. I am a tax-giver !!!!!!! (ok and I like to eat fish once in a while ... so shoot me)

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Thanks everyone for your help/opinions. Looks like a Sporting is license of choice!

it's the best way to be safe and have fun

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