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Ontario 'Gone Fishin' During Family Fishing Week July 5-13

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Ontario 'Gone Fishin' During Family Fishing Week July 5-13

Province Making It Easier to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Canadians can fish without a licence in Ontario from July 5-13, giving families a fun and affordable way to enjoy the province's beautiful lakes and rivers.

Family fishing events in towns and provincial parks across Ontario include:

Each year, about 1.3 million licensed anglers fish in Ontario, growing the province's economy by $2.5 billion.

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“Family Fishing Week is the perfect way to introduce young anglers to the sport or just to spend some time outside with family or friends. I encourage you to join in the fun by checking out one of the many fishing events taking place across the province this year.”

Bill Mauro

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

Media Contacts

  • Media calls only: Andrew Donnachie

    Minister’s Office


  • Media calls only: Media Desk

    Communications Services Branch




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