Tourist and Traveler
Information for Ontario
Fishing and Hunting Information and
The Ontario government is trying to
promote the sport of angling without promoting the piling up of fish to
the very limit you're allowed. With that in mind they also offer a
Conservation License in addition to the regular sorts of fishing
licenses. It is recommended that you kill only what you can immediately
use. Only take home what you take on any day and keep the catch on ice.
For the best flavor avoid freezing and use right away.
Fishing License Information
If an officer asks to see your
license, the law requires that you show it. Please carry it with you
at all times.
These licenses promote conservation
principles. They cost significantly less than a regular license and
involve lower catch and possession limits.
Ontario & Canadian Residents
Most Ontario and Canadian residents
must have an Outdoors Card or apply for one to be able to purchase a
Most Ontario residents need a
Resident Fishing License if they are at least 18 years old and still
under 65 years old.
Certain exemptions apply if you are a
disabled resident of Canada. A disabled resident is someone who has
a CNIB National Identity Card or a Ontario Ministry of
Transportation disable parking permit. You may carry a photocopy
(both front and back), but may be asked to provide the original at
some time in the future.
Also a resident who has an
intellectual impairment and requires the help of another person to
fish, may fish without a license.
Even if one of these exemptions apply
to you, the Sport Fishing catch and possession limits still apply.
For these purposes a Resident of
Canada (outside of Ontario) is defined as someone who has lived in
Canada for a period of at least 6 months during the previous 12
months before applying for the license. A Resident of Ontario is
defined as a person whose primary residence in in Ontario and who
has lived in Ontario for at least 6 months in the previous 12.
Ontario Residents must
have the Hunting Version of the Outdoors Card to purchase a hunting
Canadians living outside of Ontario, are not required to purchase
the Outdoor Card to obtain a hunting license.
Ontario Resident Prices include
Small Game (sticker only)
For more information contact:
The Ministry of Natural Resources Information Centre
Room M1-73, MacDonald Block, 900 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2C1
All information on this web site was accurate at the time of
writing. Laws change. Prices change. The information contained
here is meant only to be a casual introduction to the laws and
requirements to fish in Canada and should not be considered
the final word.