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:
- Eight Urban Fishing Festivals in the Greater Toronto Area
- Bluewater Anglers Family Fun Fishing Derby in Point Edward on July 5
- Family Fish Frolic with Brian Jackson at Quetico Provincial Park on July 5
- Fishing in the Old Ausable Channel at Pinery Provincial Park on July 8
- Family Fishing Day at the Port Hope Marina on July 11
- Let's Go Fishing at Rock Point Provincial Park on July 12
Each year, about 1.3 million licensed anglers fish in Ontario, growing the province's economy by $2.5 billion.
- Canadians may fish without a licence in Ontario during Family Fishing Week, but non-residents do need a licence.
- Ontario’s lakes and rivers are home to 160 types of freshwater fish.
- The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association, Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation and many local sponsors and volunteers support Family Fishing Week.
- If you fish without a licence during Family Fishing Week, you must follow the conservation licence limits set out in the 2014 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.
- Plan your fishing trip from start to finish with Ontario’s Fish ON-Line tool.
- For more information, visit the Ontario Family Fishing Events website.
- Find out more about Ontario’s Family Fishing Week.
- Check the Guide to Eating Ontario Sport Fish to find out the types and amounts of fish you can safely eat.
“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.”