Ontario Gives Carp Fishing a Long-Needed Boost

Common Carp were brought from Europe to North America well over 100 years ago as a food source for new Canadians, but since fell out of favour. Instead, there’s growing interest in catch-and-release Carp fishing. The Honorable John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, is now proposing to bring Ontario into alignment with Europe and the United States with respect to multi-line carp angling. Canada’s angling community and tourism industry have been advocating for just such a change for well over ten years.

Link below to hear Lawrence Gunther in conversation with the Minister of MNRF followed by a quick chat with Jesse Gallant, founder of Canadian Carper, on this episode of Blue Fish Radio:

To provide your feedback to the Government of Ontario on the proposal to switch to multiple lines and to clarify the rules on baiting or chumming for Carp, send your comments to:

For mor on the proposed changes visit: https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-0130 Lawrence Gunther on Visioning Underwater Worlds

Honorable John Yakabuski,
Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

Jesse Gallant,
Founder of Canadian Carper