Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend


Fish for Free on Family Day Weekend


Feb. 8, 2020

Global Korean Post


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


2020 fishing licence fees for Ontario residents are as follow:

Outdoors Card $8.57
3-year sport fishing licence $79.71
3-year conservation fishing licence $45.21
1-year sport fishing licence $26.57
1-year conservation fishing licence $15.07
1-day sport fishing licence (you do not need an Outdoors Card)
Valid for 1 calendar day starting at 12:00 midnight


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.


If you are under 18 years old or 65 and older, you do not need to purchase an Outdoors Card or licence to fish. You will need to carry your government-issued identification with you, that includes your name and date of birth, at all times while fishing. Your identification acts as your licence to fish, if you belong to one of these age ranges.


Veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members residing in Ontario can enjoy year-round recreational fishing without having to purchase a fishing licence.


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