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.
Buy your Outdoors Card and licences online with our Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service.
As of January 1, 2019, all veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members residing in Ontario can enjoy free recreational 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.
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.
Information on Lake Nipissing fishing rules
Fishing notices and updates
Updates for anglers, including new rules and regulations.
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.
About Ontario’s 20 fisheries management zones. Each zone has its own rules.
Ontario’s fish stocking program
Information about fish stocking and the approximately 8 million fish released into Ontario waters each year.
Eating Ontario fish
Advice to anglers and their families for choosing fish to minimize exposure to toxins.
Learn to Fish
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.
Sustainable bait management
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.
Book a campsite
Reserve a campsite at one of Ontario’s provincial parks.
Recreational activities 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.