To fish in Ontario, you need an Outdoors Card and a valid fishing licence tag, or a temporary fishing licence and Outdoors Card Application.
To get a fishing licence online you will need:
- to be a resident of Canada
- depending on the information on file, you may also need to provide your Outdoors Card number and mailing address postal code
You are not required to purchase a Fishing Licence if you are:
- a resident of Ontario and Canada under 18 years of age or 65 years of age or older
- a disabled Ontarian
Those who qualify to fish without purchasing a fishing licence must follow the same catch and possession limits as a sport fishing licence and be prepared to show documentation supporting their status.
If you are a non-resident of Ontario, please visit the Ministry of Natural Resources for more details.
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- Outdoors Card: $9.68
- Three-year Sport Fishing Licence Tag: $83.29
- Three-year Conservation Fishing Licence Tag: $47.70
- One-year Sport Fishing Licence Tag: $27.76
- One-year Conservation Fishing Licence Tag: $15.90
- One-day Sport Fishing Licence: $12.67
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What you need to know
To fish in Ontario, you need:
- an Outdoors Card and a valid fishing licence tag or
- a temporary fishing licence and Outdoors Card Application
The licence tag is either affixed to the card or carried as a separate document.
There are two types of licence tags available:
- Sport fishing licence: for anglers who want full catch and possession fishing privileges
- Conservation fishing licence: a reduced catch and possession limit licence that is ideal for anglers who want to live-release the majority of fish caught. Under this licence, anglers must immediately release muskellunge, Atlantic salmon and aurora trout
Please note that an Outdoors Card is not required for a one-day fishing licence.