Obey the rules !
As Trout season opened this year in my area , I've noticed that a lot of anglers out there either don't know the rules & regulations as they pertain to Trout fishing or they are choosing to ignore the law .
For example in my area in South Western Ontario , the legal limit per day for Rainbow trout is two fish per day . A person is allowed to catch & keep up to 50 Yellow Perch (with a full sports license) , but they are still limited to two Rainbow trout for that day . A couple of days ago, I watched one angler catch & keep four Rainbow trout (double his legal limit) . There are also aggregate limits for Trout & Salmon . A person with a sport license may catch & keep in one day no more than five Trout & Salmon . In addition to the aggregate limit , you may not exceed the individual species limit (eg. , the limit for Atlantic Salmon is one & you may not catch & keep or possess more than one Atlantic Salmon at any time ) . Another rule that I've recently observed being broken ( a lot ) , is that you may only use one fishing line while fishing unless you're ice fishing , or from a boat on certain sections of the Great lakes . I watched several people fishing at a derby a few days ago with one line in the water with the rod sitting on a stand while they cast spinners & spoons at the same time with another rod & reel .
The rules and regulations are put in place as a means to try & ensure that our fisheries will still be here for generations to come .
And if you are caught breaking the law as it pertains to fishing in Ontario , the Ministry conservation officers have power of seizure .... in other words they can keep you gear , boat , & vehicle if you choose to break the rules .