Lake gives up another ghost net
It certainly wasn’t what a local fisherman was hoping to catch on Lake Nipissing Tuesday.
a ghost net full of walleye, pike, bass, perch, whitefish and a big sturgeon was found. It’s the fourth one this summer.
Jolanta Kowalski, spokeswoman for ministry of Natural resources and Forestry, confirmed the ministry was contacted and is investigating the discovery.
This isn’t the first time a net has been found in Lake Nipissing waters.
a southern ontario resident found an abandoned fishing net in June near Laronde Creek off Jocko point.
he told The Nugget the net was about 100 feet in length and had about two dozen fish caught in it. The fish were at various levels of decay.
Three ghost nets filled with rotting fish were recovered in Lake Nipissing in June. Two nets about 500 feet long and one about 1,000 feet long were discovered floating around the West bay of Lake Nipissing near manitou Islands.
The species of fish tangled in the net were reported to be walleye, pike and musky. one of the nets had a 49-inch musky entangled in it.
In 2014, anglers reported several ghost nets floating in Lake Nipissing throughout the summer months.
Conservation officers are asking the public with any information in relation to this investigation to please call the mnrf Tips line at 1-877-847-7667 or Nipissing First Nation reporting line at 705-471-1744 (email Nrtips@nfn.ca) or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222Tips.