Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary
An annual guide to the rules and regulations for recreational fishing in Ontario. It contains information about recreational fishing licences, open seasons and catch limits, as well as up-to-date fishing regulations for each fishing zone. Effective January 1, 2024.
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This summary is meant as a convenient reference only, and is neither a legal document nor a complete collection of the current laws. For details on the current rules, see the federal Fisheries Act, Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations, Ontario Fishery Regulations, Variation Orders and Species at Risk Act, as well as the provincial Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and regulations, Invasive Species Act, and Endangered Species Act. The maps in this summary are intended as a guide only, with more detailed maps of Zone boundaries available at ontario.ca/Fishing or local ministry work centres.
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