Canada Day fishing


The province is launching Family Fishing Week to include Canada Day this year. The event runs from June 29 – July 7, 2024.

Celebrating anglers must observe Conservation slot sizes and carry government-issued photo ID with their name and birthdate. An outdoors card and a valid fishing licence is ordinarily needed to fish in Ontario for anyone between the ages of 18 and 65, with veterans and Canadian Armed Forces exempted. Families can register their fishing events and receive bonus fishing swag, including the opportunity of winning a $500 Fishing prize pack, by going to:

“I welcome anyone curious about fishing to experience the excitement and satisfaction of this great sport firsthand,” Minister of Natural Resources Graydon Smith stated in a release. “Wherever you are in Ontario – urban or rural – there are abundant opportunities to enjoy free fishing in celebration of Canada Day.”

Over 1 million licensed anglers spend $1.75 billion per year on recreational fishing in Ontario.

Further fishing resources for Canada Day

TackleShare is an Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) program supported by the Ontario Power Generation. TackleShare loans fishing equipment to the public at more than 140 loaner sites across Ontario. Beginners can learn how to land fish via the Fish Along with the OFAH channel.

For the 2024 Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary, click here

Use FishON to target certain species and waterbodies

To learn more about Ontario fishing and hunting licences, click here

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