Fishing

Get a fishing licence

How to get your first Outdoors Card and buy a fishing licence tag.

New to fishing? Find out what you need before you go.

Outdoors Card: Fishing

Renew, replace or update an Outdoors Card

How to renew or update an existing Outdoors Card or replace a lost, damaged or stolen card.

Smallmouth bass

Fishing rules

The regulations for recreational fishing in Ontario, including information about open seasons, catch limits and fishing zones.

Fishing in Lake Nipissing: Information on Lake Nipissing fishing rules

Zone maps

About Ontario's 20 fisheries management zones. Each zone has its own rules.

Fishing limits, size restrictions and catch and release

The rules for the size and number of fish you can catch and keep, and how to properly return fish to the water.

Fishing tackle

Information on the tackle you can and can't use to fish in Ontario.

Live bait

The rules for fishing with live bait (e.g., baitfish, leeches, crayfish, frogs) in Ontario.

City fishing

What you need to know to fish in Toronto and the GTA, Ottawa and other Ontario cities.

fish ONline

An online tool to help you plan a fishing trip, check fishing rules and catch and identify Ontario sport fish.

Book a campsite

Reserve a campsite at one of Ontario's provincial parks.

Camp on Crown land

What you need to know about camping and other recreational activities on Ontario's Crown land.

Plan a trip

Tools and information to help you plan your next Ontario fishing trip.

Eating Ontario sport fish

Advice to anglers and their families for choosing sport fish to minimize exposure to toxins.