Anglers in Ontario can fish licence free for nine straight days during Family Fishing Week July 3 to 11 .
They can fish on their own or at a local derby or festival.
Family fishing events across the province offer anglers valuable fishing tips and the opportunity to learn good conservation practices.
Family Fishing Week is supported by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association and Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation, as well as many local sponsors.
Canadian residents may fish licence-free in Ontario waters during Family Fishing Week. Non-residents require licences.
If you fish without a licence during Family Fishing Week, you must follow the conservation licence limits set out in the 2010 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.
Approximately 1.3 million anglers fish in Ontario each year and spend $2.5 billion in the province annually.
With 250,000 inland lakes, countless rivers, and shorelines on four Great Lakes, Ontario is home to 160 species of freshwater fish.
Discover seven Urban Fishing Festivals being held in the Greater Toronto Area as part of Family Fishing Week.
Find out more about Ontario’s Family Fishing Week.
Read about National Fishing Week.