Getting an NVCA fishing permit
NVCA Fishing Permits are required on NVCA-owned portions of the Minesing Wetlands, from the McKinnon Road access point to the Nottawasaga River. There has been a significant increase in fishing activity throughout the watershed and requiring a fishing permit allows NVCA to have a better understanding of the fishing pressure at this particular location.
The proceeds from the sale of NVCA’s Fishing Permits goes directly to the Conservation Lands programs and maintenance of NVCA’s conservation areas.
To apply for a permit, complete the Fishing Permit Application Form below or visit NVCA’s Administration Office. Please note you will require a fishing license through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and must follow all seasons and regulations identified by MNRF.
NVCA Fishing Permit Fee: $51 + HST
NVCA fishing permits are valid for the calendar year, and are only valid in NVCA-owned portions of the Minesing Wetlands’ McKinnon Road access point. Contact us to find out more.
8195 8th Line
Utopia ON L0M 1T0
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Safety in the Wetlands
When fishing in the Minesing Wetlands, be sure to read our Minesing Safety Tips before heading out so you are prepared!
The NVCA Fishing Permit allows you to access Minesing Wetlands from the McKinnon access point for the purpose of fishing.
All anglers are required to observe property boundaries and not trespass on private property.
The annual fee for parking is included in the cost of your permit.
No, your NVCA Hunting Permit does not allow you to fish on NVCA conservation areas. An NVCA Fishing Permit is still required.
You are required to obtain a fishing license through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and follow all seasons and regulations identified by MNRF.
There is absolutely no wheeled vehicles like ATVs, dirt bikes, etc. permitted on NVCA lands.
Any fish harvesting must follow MNRF seasons and regulations.
Fishing Permits are required for individuals 18 years and older. Individuals 0-17 are not required to obtain an NVCA Fishing Permit.
Species of interest at this location include: northern pike, rainbow trout and Chinook salmon, white sucker, longnose sucker, common carp and silver redhorse.
NVCA does not rent ice huts, rods or boats.
The Nottawasaga River is not suitable for ice huts.