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MNR stocking private lakes?

Postby loophole » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:50 pm

I was using the MNR Crown Land Atlas website to find out where I could get into two lakes stocked by the Ministry. One is Little Round Lake on Road 509 near Sharbot Lake and the other is Pennick Lake, further up Rd 509. Both lakes are entirely surrounded by private land. There is no obvious public access. Unless I'm reading the map incorrectly. Does anyone know if I can fish either of those lakes without being charged with trespassing?
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Re: MNR stocking private lakes?

Postby smitty55 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:17 pm

To the best of my knowledge if the ministry stocks any lake there must be public access available somewhere, even if there is only private land there would have to be some agreement with landowners to allow access. Also I wouldn't be so quick to think that any government website is entirely accurate. The fish-on line site (https://www.gisapplication.lrc.gov.on.c ... cale=en-US) does have a "how to get there" option for all the lakes they stock so I would try that first. Otherwise to be real sure I would contact the ministry to find out.

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Re: MNR stocking private lakes?

Postby loophole » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:15 pm

Thanks Smitty. That's what I expected too, so I was surprised when the other website showed both lakes surrounded by privately owned land. I can't seem to find the "How to get there" link. Could you be more specific about where it is?

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Re: MNR stocking private lakes?

Postby topten14 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:33 pm

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Re: MNR stocking private lakes?

Postby topten14 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:36 pm

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Re: MNR stocking private lakes?

Postby smitty55 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:57 pm

loophole wrote:Thanks Smitty. That's what I expected too, so I was surprised when the other website showed both lakes surrounded by privately owned land. I can't seem to find the "How to get there" link. Could you be more specific about where it is? Marty


Sorry, it actually says get directions in the bottom left side of the page which brings up google maps and does show two walking trails in to Pennick for example. No stocking info for that lake though.

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Re: MNR stocking private lakes?

Postby Out4trout » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:39 pm

smitty55 wrote: snip....The fish-on line site does have a "how to get there" option for all the lakes they stock so I would try that first. Otherwise to be real sure I would contact the ministry to find out... end snip


As Smitty said, - contact the ministry.

The "Get Directions" link, I assure you with 100% certainty, is not a guaranteed legal access. Some might, but many of the "Get Directions" links will put you in a location with private land between you and the water, whereas an email to the MNR will give you the proper access and a record of the communication to protect you from trespass charges.
I usually print the MNR response and carry it with me.
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Re: MNR stocking private lakes?

Postby topten14 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:45 pm

Penyck was once a brook trout fishery, unknown if their remains some.
It is now stocked with rainbows.
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Re: MNR stocking private lakes?

Postby loophole » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:24 pm

topten14, thanks for the 2 maps. It appears that I can walk into Penyck off the road on the left where it gets very close to the water. I'm pretty sure the FishOnLine site still shows brook trout being stocked. Where does it say they are putting rainbows in now?
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Re: MNR stocking private lakes?

Postby smitty55 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:24 pm

Actually Fish-on line shows no stocking info for that lake. It does show brook trout as a species but no confirmed catches, not that I really trust that option on the site. I don't see it on any of my stocking lists from Bancroft or Pembroke either, but did find an old post from here on the Kingston area stocking that shows Pennick getting 2500 rainbows back in 2005. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9467

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Re: MNR stocking private lakes?

Postby scarkner » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:19 am

Little round lake is no longer stocked.

I used to fish it (never caught anything). Access is from the south end which touches the K&P trail.

My understanding is that the property owners were granted riparian rights to the lake as private and that is why the ministry stopped stocking it. I haven't confirmed the rumor...
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