Ontario Family Fishing Events Go Fishing with your family!

Ontario Family Fishing Events

Four times a year, Canadian residents can fish in Ontario for free. This means you do not need to buy a fishing license if you want to fish during:

  • Mother’s Day Weekend (May 11 & 12, 2024)
  • Father’s Day Weekend (June 15 & 16, 2024)
  • Family Fishing Week (June 29 – July 7, 2024)

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:

  • follow conservation license catch limits
  • obey size limits and sanctuaries
  • follow the fishing regulations
  • carry a permit or identification card issued by the provincial or federal government, showing your name and date of birth