It is deadline day for getting fish huts off of what’s left of the ice south of the Severn River; the deadline north of the Severn is March 31
It’s a delicate procedure for sure given the mild temperatures of last week.
There were several ice and water rescues from Lake Simcoe at the weekend.
Police recommend proper clothing and flotation attire, taking someone with you and letting others know what you’re up to and when you’re expected to back. A fully charged cell phone might also come in handy.
The removal of an ice hut does not indicate the end of ice fishing in that location. It’s a safety measure to ensure all huts are removed before thawing occurs.