What you need to know before fishing in Ontario. Includes how to get a fishing licence, Outdoors Card, city fishing, camping on crown land, and eating Ontario fish.
As of January 1, 2019, all veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members residing in Ontario can enjoy free recreational fishing.
How to renew or update an existing Outdoors Card or replace a lost, damaged or stolen card.
Get a fishing licence
How to get your first Outdoors Card and buy a fishing licence.
The regulations for recreational fishing in Ontario, including information about open seasons, catch limits and fishing zones.
Updates for anglers, including new rules and regulations.
The rules for the size and number of fish you can catch and keep, and how to properly return fish to the water.
About Ontario’s 20 fisheries management zones. Each zone has its own rules.
Information about fish stocking and the approximately 8 million fish released into Ontario waters each year.
Advice to anglers and their families for choosing fish to minimize exposure to toxins.
The Learn to Fish program is a free, hands-on program that teaches new anglers how to fish in Ontario.
An online tool to help you plan a fishing trip, check fishing rules and catch and identify Ontario fish.
Information on the tackle you can and can’t use to fish in Ontario.
Learn about the actions we are taking to reduce ecological risks caused by the use and movement of bait.
What you need to know to fish in Toronto and the GTA, Ottawa and other Ontario cities.
Reserve a campsite at one of Ontario’s provincial parks.
What you need to know about camping and other recreational activities on Ontario’s Crown land.
Tools and information to help you plan your next Ontario fishing trip.
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Oversees Ontario’s mineral sector, promotes economic development in Northern Ontario and the resource sector, protects biodiversity and supports outdoor recreation.