Ontario's next Family Fishing Weekend is February 15-17, 2014.
Ontario's next Family Fishing Week is July 5-13, 2014.
Your next chance to "CATCH THE FUN" is in February.
Canadian residents will again be able to sample Ontario's fishing opportunities, licence-free from February 15-17, 2014.
Sponsored by a diverse range of government and non-government organizations, these licence-free periods are designed to remind people of the recreational and economic value of Ontario's recreational fishery, and the importance of sustaining and enhancing it for future generations. For this reason, anglers without a licence must abide by the limits set for the Conservation Licence. All other fees and regulations apply and will be enforced, including size limits and sanctuaries.
Local events and festivals around the province will mark these licence-free periods. Family Fishing Weekend and Week provide not only opportunities to fish, but also to learn about proper techniques, ethical angling and how to protect fish and their habitat.
Licenced anglers and club members: The Weekend and Week are for you, too. Take an unlicensed friend out fishing, or attend an event with your kids. As a group, consider organizing a Weekend event. Put on a clinic, an educational children's event or use the Weekend to involve the public in an enhancement project. Information to help you plan and run events is available from the following partners:
Please contact during business hours:
For general fisheries information, please call the Natural Resources Information Centre at 1-800-667-1940.