Catch and Release – a better way to go!

The practice of catch and release fishing is becoming more popular each and every day, and is providing many benefits to the environment and to the angling community.

What Is Catch and Release Fishing?

Catch and release is a combination of techniques that create a less injurious experience for fish. This form of sustainable sport fishing allows the thrill of a big catch, while ensuring that fish can be released back into the wild to be caught again by others. The practice seeks to minimize serious injury to fish so that populations can go on to replenish the recreational waterways. It is beneficial to the fish population and helps to keep the aquatic environments in proper ecological balance.

More information…

The following links provide much more information on this fishing practice.

Environmental advantages

3 Reasons to practice catch and release

How to catch and release

“Share Your Catch” Photo contest… and the winner is…

New this year, the GLPOA Fish Committee sponsored a photo contest, to celebrate fishing on Golden Lake and the Bonnechere River and to promote catch-and-release fishing practices.  The winner of the contest is Stephanie Zohr Mundt, who will receive 2 tickets to the 2019 Smelt Fry, compliments of the Fish Committee.  The winning photo will also be featured on a GLPOA catch-and-release poster, to promote the practice.

Thanks to all who participated in the contest!

Stephanie Zohr Mundt caught and released this walleye, on the Victoria Day long weekend 2018

This 4 lb pike caught and released by Brian Yourth on 5 July 2018.