Ontario Fishing Regulations

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Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary

This annual guide to the rules and regulations for recreational fishing in Ontario contains information about recreational fishing licenses, open seasons and catch limits, as well as up-to-date fishing regulations for each fishing zone.

To fish or hunt in Ontario, most people need a valid license. This includes:

  • an Outdoors Card (valid for 3 calendar years)
  • fishing and/or hunting license tags (valid for 1 or 3 calendar years)
  • fishing limits are determined by type of license and zone your fishing (refer to regulations).

You need an Outdoors Card before you can buy a license tag.

A license tag is either:(Hunting)

  • a separate document you carry with your plastic Outdoors Card or
  • directly printed on the back of your Outdoors Card

You must carry both an Outdoors Card and the appropriate license tag whenever you fish or hunt.

Ontario Fishing Regulations
License and Fees
Government Offices


Related Links
Ontario Outdoors Card

Fishing Restrictions

Resources

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Fishing Resource Partners

All of the fishing resource sites have their unique brand of fishing suited to their particular area. If you contact them directly they will supply you with all the information needed to make your excursion a memorable one.

Cook’s Bay Fishing Board
Here’s were you get to showcase your skills hammering fishing on video , cbfb now has a location for you to post your fishing videos on your very own channel .
Ice Fishing Canada
Wherever you live in Canada, ice fishing will give you a truly unique fishing experience. There is nothing better than going out onto a frozen lake to experience the opportunity of ice fishing for one of the many species of fish Canada has to offer the hard water angler.
Ontario Ministry Of Natural Resources
The Ministry protects Ontario’s biodiversity while promoting economic opportunities in the resource sector and supporting outdoor recreation opportunities.
Ontario Federation Of Anglers And Hunters
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is the oldest and largest non-profit, non-government fish and wildlife conservation organization in Canada. With more than 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 725 member clubs, the OFAH is the VOICE of anglers and hunters.

About

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“Not Just Fishing!” is an information based resource site interested in all aspects of fishing, boating, camping and
rving in Ontario, Canada. In fact we pretty well take just about everything Mother Nature can throw at us and have fun with it.

I hope you find the site entertaining and informative. The crew and myself are not professional fishermen, writers or
cameramen.

We are just guys and gals like yourself who look forward to weekends or anytime we can cast a line.

We welcome all your comments, stories and pictures and I promise that every attempt will be made to find a home for
them on this site. If you would like to continue touring the site and would like to see items on fishing, boating, camping or RVing,
just click on the appropriate link.

If you would like to know more about Ontario, you can visit,

Fish Finder Reviews and Questions
Ontario Marinas and Marine Services and
Ontario Campgrounds, Trailer, RV, Parks and Resorts

Enjoy!

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Angler Action Plan (Baitfish)

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Visit ontario.ca/invasionON

ANGLER ACTION PLAN

When foreign species invade our waters they can rapidly expand their range. They can then eat native species, or out-compete them for food and habitat. They can also introduce and spread disease.

1. Use bait lawfully
Crayfish must be used in same water body where caught and cannot be transported overland. Northern leopard frogs are the only species of frog that may be used as bait. Not all small fish or minnows are legal ‘baitfish.’ Learn about the 48 species that can be used as live as bait in Ontario at ontario.ca/baitfish .

2. Know your fishing hole
It is prohibited to use bait in some sensitive rivers and lakes. Visit ontario.ca/fishonline to learn about your favorite fishing spot.

3. Never dump your bait into the water It’s illegal to release your bait or dump the contents of your bait bucket anywhere near the water. Dispose your bait at least 30 m away from the shore.

4. Use local bait
Get your bait as close as possible to where you plan on fishing and reduce the risk of introducing a species that isn’t normally found in the local area.

5. Report all invaders
Call the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters’ Invading Species Hotline at 1-800-563-7711 to report an invasive species sighting. Or download the EDDMapS Ontario app to report an invader on the spot.

6. Stop the invasion
Visit ontario.ca/invasionON to download Action Plans for Hikers, Boaters, Cottagers and Gardeners. Or visit our partner pages for more resources:
Invading Species:  invadingspecies.com

Invasive Plants Council: ontarioinvasiveplants.ca
Federation of Ontario: Cottagers’ Associations foca.on.ca

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