The Ontario Government designates two periods during the year as licence-free; February 14-16 is one of those times when you can experience the excitement of winter fishing free of charge! This is a great opportunity to introduce your kids or friends to this relaxing sport.

During all other periods, Canadian residents between the ages of 16 and 64 must purchase a valid fishing licence to fish in Ontario.

Participants fishing without a licence must fish under the Conservation fishing licence limits, which are set out on the current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.  With the exception of the licensing requirement, Ontario fishing regulations, fees and limits continue to apply during Licence-free days.

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