Have you ever wanted to bring a family member or friend to your cottage or campsite to go fishing, but they’re over 17 with no fishing license to fish? Well, the Ontario Government has put a Licence-free fishing week together to solve this problem and to help get your friends and family hooked on fishing!
This Licence-free fishing week begins on the Canada Day long weekend, starting Saturday July 2 and ending Sunday July 10th. There are events all over Ontario where you can go fishing or learn to fish for your first time.
Keep in mind that even when you are fishing without a license for the week, you still must fish under the Conservation fishing license limits, which are set out in the current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary. With the exception of the licensing requirement, Ontario fishing regulations, fees and limits continue to apply during license-free days. Printed copies of the summary are available at licence issuers and Service Ontario Centres.
Don’t forget to use #fishncanada on all social media, we want to see your catch!