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Get Your Family Hooked On Fishing

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Get Your Family Hooked On Fishing

McGuinty Government Encourages Ontarians To Fish This Summer

Families can fish licence free in Ontario from July 2-10, providing them with affordable experiences and things to do and helping kids try it for the first time. 

Family fishing events in towns and provincial parks across Ontario also offer fishing tips and the chance to enjoy fishing the province's lakes and rivers, including:

  • Seven Urban Fishing Festivals being held in the Greater Toronto Area
  • Family Fishing Day at Fanshawe Conservation Area in London on July 9
  • Family Fishing Day on Whitefish Lake at Algonquin Park on July 9
  • Marathon's Kids Fish Derby at Three Finger Lake on July 10.

Ontario's new Fish ON-Line tool can also help Ontarians plan a fishing trip from start to finish so they can get out and enjoy Ontario's great outdoors.

Strengthening tourism is part of the McGuinty government's plan to grow the number of visitors, strengthen economic growth and support jobs in Ontario.

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“During Family Fishing Week, I encourage you to connect with your family and enjoy the beauty of Ontario's lakes, rivers and streams.”

Linda Jeffrey

Minister of Natural Resources

“Ontario's lakes, rivers and streams, with their natural beauty continue to attract new and returning visitors from within our borders and beyond. Family Fishing Week offers a great opportunity for families to explore our province together beginning right here in Markham. With so many exciting events to choose from, I encourage everyone to stay and play in Ontario this summer.”

Michael Chan

Minister of Tourism and Culture

“Ontario Family Fishing Week, held in conjunction with National Fishing Week, is a terrific time for families to get out and experience our wonderful lakes and rivers. We encourage everyone to participate in one of the many fun fishing events being hosted by OFAH clubs and other service organizations.”

Mike Reader

Executive Director, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

“Family Fishing Week and urban fishing festivals are wonderful opportunities to help new people to get into fishing. This is a life-long sport that can be enjoyed by everyone. I encourage people to make sure they follow the fishing rules put in place to make sure there are enough fish for future generations to enjoy this sport.”

Raymond Zee

President, Ontario Chinese Anglers Association

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