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Gone fishing – fish license-free during Family Fishing Week

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.
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Families can get out and enjoy a day of fishing and fun without a fishing license during Family Fishing Week, July 4-12. Supplied photo.
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.

Canadians may fish without a licence in Ontario during Family Fishing Week, but non-residents do need a licence.

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

  • 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

To see a full list of Family Fishing Week events across Ontario, please visit: www.ontariofamilyfishing.com/events/

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

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.



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