Front cover of the 2024 Fishing Regulations Summary

Cover photo: This year's cover spotlights shoreline fishing opportunities in a beautiful river setting only an hour from the GTA. This colourful fall image showcases Ontario’s great outdoors, capturing a picturesque moment with nature and the many benefits fishing offers to relax and escape from everyday life.
Photo credit: The Canadian Outdoor Photographer - by Lisa Hughes

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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 or local ministry work centres.