Canadians can fish in Ontario without buying a licence during Family Fishing Week, which begins this Saturday, July 2nd to July 10th this year. Family Fishing Week is a great opportunity to learn about the sport in a fun and affordable way.
There are also many family-friendly fishing events taking place during Family Fishing Week in towns and provincial parks across Ontario. Many of them are great for beginners, too!
The Learn to Fish Program is offered at six provincial parks and special Learn to Fish events, including:
If you don’t have your own fishing gear, don’t worry! Check out the Tackleshare program and borrow some equipment for free.
Fishing in Ontario is more than just a hobby – it is beneficial for the province’s economy, too. In 2014-2015, the sale of Outdoor Cards and all types of resident and non-resident recreational fishing licences created an estimated $37.2 million in revenue for the province.