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The main focus for the Director of Fisheries is to advance the interests of fishing on Kawagama and Bear Lakes through research, education programs and by being a liaison between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry ('MNRF') and the KLCA Board on behalf of the cottagers of Kawagama and Bear Lakes.  


Each year, the KLCA's annual Fisheries Report highlights some of our past year’s accomplishments, and future programs pertaining to:


  • protecting fish and aquatic legislative priorities of the MNRF;

  • assisting in the coordination of science-based conservation surveys and studies;

  • connecting more of the KLCA membership to fish and wildlife conservation; and

  • fostering conservation leadership amongst our membership.


MNRF Fish ON-Line

Try the Fish ON-Line tool to help you plan a fishing trip, check fishing rules, and catch and identify Ontario sport fish.  Get all the details online at


Ontario Family Fishing Events

The Ontario Government designates four periods throughout the year as license-free.  

February 18-20, 2023 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday)
May 13 & 14, 2023 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday)
June 17 & 18, 2023 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday)
July 1-9, 2023 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday)  

Find out all the details at


Water Quality and Management of Trout Lakes

Haliburton County: 2014-2016


Bear Lake


Kawagama Lake



What an amazing resource we have at our doorstep!  Enjoy and Happy Fishing!

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