GLPOA Fish Committee

  • The Ministry of Natural Resources will be conducting a Golden Lake survey (estimated this spring/summer) that will have a netting and hydroacoustic boat. They will be providing the committee with a presentation to show what they are doing and how the technology works and as soon as we have that information, we will share it here.
  • The province has created several Bait Management Zones (BMZ) which will restrict the movement of harvested baitfish and leeches – this covers Zone 15 (Golden Lake is part of that) and states that effective immediately, live or dead bait may not be transported into or out of a BMZ. Fishers must purchase from a licensed store in the BNZ where they are fishing, bait must be used within 2 weeks of purchasing and you must keep your receipt. This has been put in place in an attempt to halt the spread of invasive species and fish diseases. Here is a good YouTube explaining it further.
  • There will be a number of contests this year focusing on taking photos of the fish you catch so check into the GLPOA website and Facebook page regularly, you don’t want to miss out!
  • If you are interested in harvesting smelt this year, there is equipment available to you, please reach out to Jay Foran ( Keep checking the website and FB page to know when they are running.