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Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Do you have friends and family visiting? Consider taking them fishing.

Family Fishing Week in Ontario starts Saturday, July 6, 2013 and runs until Sunday, July 14, 2013.

Quick facts

  • Ontario is home to 160 species of freshwater fish in lakes and rivers across the province.
  • Approximately 1.3 million anglers fish in Ontario each year and spend $2.5 billion in the province annually.

During this time, Canadian residents can fish without a licence, worry-free. Those that do take advantage of the opportunity must follow the conservation catch limits set out in the 2013 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.

“Fishing is a great way to spend some time outside, enjoying all the natural beauty this province has to offer while participating in a popular pastime,” said Minister of Natural Resources David Orazietti.

Angelo Lombardo, Executive Director of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters said, “Family Fishing Week is a great opportunity to introduce new people—young and old—to fishing. We encourage everyone who’s interested in fishing to take part.”

Get a list of family fishing events happening across the province.