Lake Trout (Haliburton Gold), Lake Whitefish, Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass. Fish, particularly Lake Trout, are in the middle of the wildlife food chain. All fish are important indicators of the health of any lake or river.
Haliburton Gold – A Glacial Relic Lake Trout unique to Redstone Lake*
What Problems do Fish Face?
We're very fortunate - we have a fairly healthy lake as compared to other bodies of water in Haliburton but challenges for the lakes eco-system do exist;
Catch and Release of Lake Trout
Redstone Lake as are other lakes in the north of Haliburton are well known for Lake Trout fishing. Redstone Lake because of it's unique Haliburton Gold. This unique strain of trout is of particular concern to the MNR, the HHOA Hatchery and fishermen alike.
Haliburton Gold Trout are:
Informal Catch and Release Fisherman Survey Spring 2013
An informal survey was conducted amongst Lake Trout fisherman by conversation in the Spring of 2013. Naturally fishing is a secretive affair, however surprisingly of the fishermen spoken with all indicated:
For this reason we are seeking the co-operation of all fisherman to continue with their awareness for conservation and to practice catch and release of Lake Trout. For more information and in-depth reading please see Are Lake Trout Species at Risk? and Techniques for Catch and Release of Lake Trout.
What Fishing Regulations Apply?
Sport fishing in the Redstone Chain of Lakes is administered by the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources. All persons age 18 and over are required to have a fishing license. Anglers must also be aware of fishing guidelines, closures, quotas, possession limits and gear restrictions. Fishing regulations/licenses may be obtained from local sporting good stores throughout region and in the Village of Haliburton or you can go online at the Ministry of Environment website.
MNR Fishing Regulations (http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/LetsFish/Publication/STEL02_163615.html)
MNR Fish Licensing Costs (http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/LetsFish/2ColumnSubPage/STDPROD_090296.html)
Haliburton HHOA Fish Hatchery (http://hhoa.on.ca/hatchery/haliburton-lake-trout-project)