What types of fishing licence tags are available to non-Canadian residents?

 

The six licence tags available to non-Canadian residents are the:
 

  • one-year non-Canadian Resident Sport Fishing Licence Tag
  • one-year non-Canadian Resident Conservation Fishing Licence Tag
  • three-year non-Canadian Resident Sport Fishing Licence Tag (limited availability until Spring 2012)
  • three-year non-Canadian Resident Conservation Fishing Licence Tag (limited availability until Spring 2012)
  • eight-day non-Canadian Resident Sport Fishing Licence Tag
  • eight-day non-Canadian Resident Conservation Fishing Licence Tag
  • one-day non-Canadian Resident Sport Fishing Licence Tag

 

 

What is the difference between a Sport Fishing Licence Tag and a Conservation Fishing Licence Tag?

For conservation reasons, fishing laws limit the number of fish an angler may catch or possess. The number depends on the type of licence the angler holds, the fish species, where the fish is caught and, in some cases, the size of the fish. 

 

The Sport Fishing Licence Tag is for anglers who wish to have full catch and possession fishing privileges.

 

With a Sport Fishing Licence Tag accompanying the Outdoors Card, the angler follows the catch and possession limits as specified beside the "S" in the Seasons and Limits table for each Zone in the Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.
 

If you wish to live release the majority of the fish caught, or, in the case of certain species, all of the fish caught, consider the Conservation Fishing Licence Tag.
 

With a Conservation Fishing Licence Tag accompanying the Outdoors Card, the angler observes a catch and possession limit that is lower (in most cases) than that of a sport fishing licence tag holder.

 

With a Conservation Fishing Licence Tag accompanying the Outdoors Card, the angler must follow the catch and possession limits as specified beside the "C" in the Seasons and Limits table for each Zone in the Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary. The holder of a Conservation Fishing Licence Tag must quickly and carefully live release all muskellunge, Atlantic salmon and aurora trout.