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#21 Shienar

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 05:19 PM

i hear guys dip them in the spring in the run from kinsac
but i dont really know anyone who does
other than that if there was fishable ice on the lake im sure we would be into
them right now
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#22 JSG949

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:17 PM

When there is ice I get on from a friends house. Myself Id never try getn on grandlake from the boat launch area there to much Moving water and your only looking for trouble.

do you know any areas on the lake were i can get on it without going through someones property? and where i dont have to worry about thin ice?
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#23 NS basser

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:58 AM

i have heard that guys have been fishing were the old wilsons gas stop used to be on the waverly road but then again never been to that spot before and its a very open part of the lake i dont know what the ice would be like. maybe someone has a bit more info they can share about that spot
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#24 IceShanty

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 08:09 AM

im not much for going through someones property so ive never been there(dont know anyone that lives there), drive around the roads on the side of the lake looking but thats it

had someone offer to take me out couple years ago on the old site but a couple guys jumped on my invite to go and have been going ever since lol!
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:35 PM

An exerpt from the angling handbook

TRESPASSING
As a resident of the province you have the right to go
on foot along the banks of any river, stream or lake and
upon and across any uncultivated lands and Crown
lands to lawfully fish with rod and line in these rivers,
streams or lakes; you also have the right to use a boat
or canoe on or across any river, stream or lake. (The
Angling Act)

So, according to the regulations you can lawfully cross anyones property so long as it is uncultivated - woods.

I prefer to not cross someone else's land unless it appears to be woods that are not being used by anyone.
I have had great success in by simply pulling into a driveway, knocking on someones door and asking permission to get to a lake from their property. Remember, the person may be worried what your intentions are, be very polite. I know that I am probably a bit intimidating to a little old lady/man in all my gear knocking on the door so I knock and then stand back a bit more than normal.

Many people are polite and will let you use their property, some people will not and that is fine, just go to the next house. You'll need a bit of thick skin for some rejection - I like to practice getting rejected by the wife ;), but you will eventually find someone who will let you cross.

If you make a relationship with the home owner they will often let you come and go as you please, but you need to make an effort.
Take time to talk to them from time to time, clear off their step, bring the newspaper to their door, give them some fish from time to time, etc, but most importantly, don't treat their property as if it was your own - it's theirs, take care to make little or no tracks and absolutely no garbage or profanity.

Like I said, I have had great success just asking, and then taking the time to appreciate what that homeowner has done for me and repay them anyway I can.

Or make a fool of yourself and they won't let you back again.
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#26 IceShanty

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:47 AM

Thanks Ailken
LOL
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:06 AM

ailkin is right , i just will add this cautionary note:i asked a C.O. about the tresspassing law[however it was quite a few years ago], and how it regards to a lawn,he stated to me that even their lawyers has not been able to decifer whether or not a lawn is determined as ''cultivated''. you're techniqely allowed , however he told me not to be surprised if somebody sued for mental anguish!-probably doesn't pertain to snow , just bringing it up for future reference.the C.O. did say that if there is woods , you ARE definately fine!you don't maintain woods on a regular basis. ;)
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:24 PM

...you don't maintain woods on a regular basis. ;)


Well, some people do, but they often get busted around September & October.
Be extra careful crossing those kinds of "cultivated" woods.


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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:38 PM

Well, some people do, but they often get busted around September & October.
Be extra careful crossing those kinds of "cultivated" woods.


Bill.

ROFL :lol: too true! :D
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#30 Shienar

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:51 PM

anglers act

there are a couple thing under Interpretation on that link that are helpfully to know

i would also like to state that there alot of great poeple that live on grand
but and it can still he hard to find someone whole will let you cross the property
alot of the poeple i have talked to have been burned by people they have let access
the lake from their property

if you do get on the lake be sure to be on your best behavior
the better image we project while basically in these peoples back yards
the easier access will continue to become for all of us

also back to the anglers act
while we do have the right to access the water as stated
remember alot of the roads in and around grand lake a private
which means we have no right to park there
and the anglers act will not help stop you from getting ticketed or towed
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