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Fish for Free During Family Fishing Week!

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Fish for Free During Family Fishing Week!

Ontario Encourages Families to Explore the Great Outdoors

Ontarians can fish without buying a licence during Family Fishing Week from July 4-12. People of all ages can enjoy one of Canada's favourite outdoor activities in a fun and affordable way.

There are many family fishing events in towns and provincial parks across Ontario:

More than 1.3 million licensed anglers participate in recreational fisheries and contribute approximately $2.5 billion to the Ontario economy each year.

To see a full list of Family Fishing Week events across Ontario, please click here.

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“Fishing is a great way for families and friends to spend time together and enjoy Ontario’s beautiful lakes and rivers. I encourage you to join in the fun at one of the many free family fishing events taking place across the province.”

Bill Mauro

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

Media Contacts

  • Media calls only: Todd Lane

    Minister’s Office


  • Media calls only: Media Desk

    Communications Services Branch




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