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:
- Learn to Fish Programs in the Greater Toronto Area, both in-park and mobile
- Seven 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
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.
- 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.
- Anglers are reminded to follow rules in the 2015 Fishing Regulations Summary.
“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.”