Go Fishing with your family!
Four times a year, Canadian residents can fish in Ontario for free. This means you do not need to buy a fishing licence if you want to fish during:
There are two options to participate: join a public event near you or fish with your family and submit your “family event” to receive a free digital fishing package and be entered into a draw for a $500 Fishing Prize Pack from Lucky Strike, Shimano, and Ontario Out of Doors!
For a second chance at the prize pack, a photo contest on social media will be held July 1-9.
Follow fishing rules
Free fishing periods remind us of the value of Ontario’s recreational fishery, and the importance of keeping it healthy for future generations. While fishing you must:
Free loans for rods and reels
TackleShare loans out rods and reels for free. New anglers can gear up at locations across the province including:
TackleShare is an Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters program supported by Ontario Power Generation.
Even city folks can fish. You’ll find fishing sites in many urban areas.