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.

image of a sample Outdoors Card. Card includes Card number, expiry date, height and eye colour of cardholder, cardholder’s name and date of birth.

Get a fishing licence

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

Fees

How fishing and hunting fees are used


Fishing rules

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.

Zone maps

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.

Fish ON-Line

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


Fishing tackle

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.

Urban fishing

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.


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.