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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Lake Simcoe Ice Fishing Contest

Canada's premier ice fishing event, the 12th Annual Canadian Ice Fishing Championship, presented by Sorel, returns to the Town of Georgina on Lake Simcoe, the ice fishing capitol of Ontario, for two days of tournament fishing for perch, panfish, pike, whitefish, lake trout, bowfin and ling.

Participation is limited to 150 teams and early bird registration ends January 15, 2006.

The event runs 8 am - 2pm on February 25 and 26

Registration fee of $250 per team
Address:26756 Park Road, Sutton
Phone: (905) 722-5425
Fax: (905) 722-5425

February 25 - 26, 2006

Lake Simcoe

Friday, December 09, 2005

Simcoe Fish community bouncing back after goby treatment

Fish community bouncing back after goby treatment

As many of your readers will know, the Ministry of Natural Resources took the serious step of treating the Pefferlaw Brook in an effort to eradicate the round goby, an invasive species. This action was taken in an attempt to head off the serious impacts of round goby should they reach Lake Simcoe. The ministry would like to thank residents and businesses of Pefferlaw for their understanding, support and co-operation. We recognize this was a controversial action. The ministry will continue monitoring the brook. At this point, all indications suggest the project was successful. We are encouraged to see the system is already showing signs the fish community is responding as predicted. This project would not have been possible without the strong partnership and support provided by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority, the Bait Association of Ontario, local bait harvesters, Shimano Canada Ltd., Pefferlaw Anglers Association

Man pulled from lake Simcoe

Man pulled from lake
A 45-year-old Toronto man was pulled from Lake Simcoe north of Holland Landing Saturday after trying to ice fish about 80 feet from shore. Police and fire crews pulled the man from the frigid water Saturday afternoon after a boy at nearby Albert's Marina heard the victim yelling for help, police said. The man had drilled three holes in the ice, which was only about one inch thick. The victim was transported to hospital where he was treated and released.