No Trespassing Bylaw closes causeway to anglers

by Emily Walsh | December 6, 2017

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A decision made by Peterborough County Council will have ramifications for anglers in the area. In a County Council meeting on Dec. 6 the council approved a No-Trespassing Bylaw for the James A. Gifford causeway, which connects Ennismore and Bridgenorth.

According to a release from Peterborough County the bylaw will cover “the areas exterior to and the full lengths of guardrails of the James A. Gifford Causeway.” This will block anglers from fishing the popular shorelines on Chemong Lake beyond the guardrails.

causewayIt is believed that the bylaw will not apply to the Rotary Park area on the west side of the causeway or to the parking and boat launch area across the street from the park. 

As part of the bylaw, a submission has been made to the Ministry of the Attorney General to approve set fine amounts. A private security company will also be contracted to enforce the bylaw.

Peterborough County says the recommendations were brought forward to address litter complaints on the causeway. Litter collection will be increased to three times per week from May to October.

Read about more restrictions for anglers on the Ganaraska River here.