The Ontario Government invites families to fish for free on Family Day weekend. From February 15 to 17, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card.
Family Day weekend is the first of four licence-free fishing opportunities in 2020. With only a week to go before the Family Day weekend, you can start planning your fishing trip or find a local event at www.ontariofamilyfishing.com.
By offering a free fishing licence, an Ontario family of four could save up to $100.
- This year’s other licence-free fishing experiences are offered on Mother’s Day weekend (May 9-10), Father’s Day weekend (June 20-21), and during Family Fishing Week (July 4-12).
- Free fishing events are offered through a partnership between the Ontario government and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.
- Veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members residing in Ontario can enjoy year-round recreational fishing without having to purchase a fishing licence.
Recreational anglers contribute $2.2 billion annually to the Ontario economy in direct and related spending.