4th Jan 2022

We are a group of conservationists dedicated to improving the local habitat of fish and wildlife in order to enhance and promote better recreational hunting and fishing opportunities in Norfolk county and the Long Point area.

The Long Point Area Fish and Game Club is based in Norfolk County at Port Rowan in Long Point. 

The Clubs activities are hunting, fishing and various conservation activities.  The Long Point Area Fish and Game Club also actively encourage all youths to get out and engage in these worthwhile activities.

The January meeting has been cancelled due to Covid regulations

See the meetings page for detail

 

 

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry currently have a proposal online to change some deer hunting regulations (they are hoping to implement it for the fall 2022 season), basically they want to align some of the dates and to allow bow hunting during the shotgun only week. This proposal is open for comments until the 4th January 2022 i.e. it closes today

For more information and to make comments see the below website

https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-4637

 

Always a great time is had when we get young kids to come and help with a Pheasant Release

PHEASANT LICENCES

Pheasant hunting is now over for the season. (closed Dec 31st)

 

     Deer hunting

      January 14th 2022 is the last possible date to report your harvest. 

      All hunters are encouraged to provide their report as soon as they have finished their hunting for the year, i.e. don’t leave it till the last minute

      Note – not reporting or late reporting may incur penalties from the MNRF

Can you tell a Grass Carp from a look-alike Carp.    Are you 100% sure?    

Check out the below card for instructions or open the PDF in a new page by clicking “here” to make sure that you can ID it properly

If you do catch a Grass Carp please report it to the Invasive Species Hotline on –

Phone – 1-800-563-7711 or

email – info@invadingspecies.com or

report it via –    EDDMapS.org/Ontario.

 

But please do not release live Grass Carp back into the water

MNRF 2015 fishing survey results

Highlights

  • Anglers spent 1.75 billion dollars on trip expenses and investments to fish in 2015.
  • 1.5 million anglers fished in Ontario in 2015; 1.2 million adult anglers over the age of 18 years and 324,000 children.
  • 68% of anglers over the age of 18 years are Ontario residents, 27% originate from the United States and 5% from other provinces.
  • Visitors took 607,000 trips to Ontario to fish, resulting in 1.9 million nights of accommodation.
  • The average age of adult anglers fishing in Ontario is 51 years and 81% are male.
  • Anglers spent 14.4 million days and 74.6 million hours fishing in Ontario.
  • Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Huron & Georgian Bay, Lake Simcoe, Lake of the Woods, Lake Nipissing, Ottawa River, St. Lawrence River, Grand River, Lake St. Clair and Rice Lake were the most frequently fished water bodies.
  • Walleye is the most targeted species.
  • Anglers caught approximately 72 million and harvested 13 million fish in Ontario.
  • Walleye, bass, yellow perch, smallmouth bass and northern pike were the most caught and harvested species.
  • 79% of anglers reported their fishing experience as excellent, very good or good in Ontario.

 

For the full survey results see –

 

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2015-survey-recreational-fishing-canada-selected-results-ontario-fisheries

(updated 19th July)

 

Due to the continued COVID disruptions and the Health Departments necessary guidelines, the LPAF&G Club reluctantly decided that due to the restrictions on the number of people allowed to gather together and due to the uncertainties as to what the rest of 2021 will hold, the LPAF&G Club will unfortunately NOT be holding any club meetings for the foreseeable future.    Please stay safe.

We look forward to holding a yard sale swap again when this COVID situation calms down and it is safe once again to do so.

 

 

Judging by the number of positive comments from hunters it certainly looks like the 2020 Norfolk County Pheasant release was a hit and a success. The Club would like to express its appreciation to all those who bought a Pheasant licence and for the positive comments given to our members and/or left on our facebook page. The total number of licenses purchased has exceeded the total for last year. Success as always varied by hunter but there were still Pheasants being seen and harvested in the final week of the season. We are already looking forward to continuing the program based on the excellent response from the 2020 pheasant release. 

Stay tuned for details of the 2021 season.

 

 

 

All the regular club meetings are now tentatively going ahead (Covid permitting)