Attention All Fishing Enthusiasts:
The Ministry is gathering information about the harvesting of fish, turkey and migratory birds on Base and to that end, you will find forms covering each type of activity at Range Control. We ask that all participants complete the forms to the best of their ability, even if you are unsuccessful. This will assist the Ministry in it's survey of what, where and how many species are being harvested as well as what pressure we are putting on these resources.
Thank you for your cooperation
To all the fishing enthusiasts of the Base Borden Rod and Gun Club, as your fishing director, I would like to welcome you to the club and to some of the best fishing for Rainbow Trout and Chinook Salmon in South-Central Ontario.
The prime fishing river on Base is the Pine River. The season begins on the last Saturday in April for Rainbow Trout and they can be actively fished through to early June. Salmon fishing will begin towards the end of August, with all fishing closed on the rivers on September 30.
Three of the most popular spots on the Pine are "The Pipes", the "Deer Feeder" and the "Tioga Hole". Each year Mother Nature likes to rearrange things on the river so I would encourage members to walk the river and explore new “hot spots”.
The Mad River does not offer the level of fishing that exists in the Pine.
Bear creek offers some Trout fishing, but is a very, very tough stream to fish.
The pond by the sugar shack (Catawampus Pond) is stocked primarily with Rainbow Trout and is open to all members after the Children’s fishing derby in the spring.
Please let me know if I can be of assistance in getting you out fishing.
Wishing you tight lines
To participate in fishing on base you must:
v Be a member in good standing of the Base Borden Rod and Gun Club and have your membership card in your possession.
v Have a valid Ontario Outdoors card, on your person at all times, with the appropriate fishing stamp.
v Have the current Borden Range and Training area map.
v Follow the current Ontario Fishing Regulations regarding catch limits.
Ø Kindly wear your membership pin on your person so that others can identify you as a member.
To gain access to a fishing area you are required to:
v Sign in at Range Control and give your membership number, vehicle plate number and a telephone number.
v Range control will provide a radio, a recreation pass which MUST be placed on the dash of your vehicle so that Range Control Patrols can readily see that you/your vehicle have permission to be in the area. You will also receive a key to allow you access to a training area. Do not jump over any gates and, ensure the lock is LOCKED when entering/leaving a training area.
Ø When finished fishing, please check out with Range Control and return all three items.
v Never clean your fish at the river, take the whole fish home and clean it there.
v If a coarse fish is caught, do not throw it into the bush, but return it to the river.
v Pack out your garbage and pick up any left by others and deposit in available receptacles.
v Fishing is allowed from sunrise to sunset.
v A member may bring a guest out for a day’s fishing subject to the guest signing a waiver, paying the fee of $5.00, the guest must accompany the member.
v Members are to report any possible infractions they may witness while fishing, and are to report any poachers.