Celebrate Free Family Fishing Week This July

With summer officially here, celebrate the warm weather and the great outdoors by fishing licence-free with the whole family from July 1 through July 9, 2017.

Families across the province can take part in Free Family Fishing Week by finding a good nearby fishing spot through Ontario’s Fish ON-Line website, or by learning the ropes of fishing at one of many community angling events, including:

  • Ontario Women Anglers Bass Fishing Weekend for Women from July 1-July 3 at Elbow Lake, north of Kingston
  • The Hamilton Bass Masters Kids Fishing Derby on July 8 in Binbrook
  • The St. Thomas 10th Annual Fishing Derby on July 7 at Pinafore Park in St. Thomas
  • Urban Fisheries Festival on July 8 in Progress Park in Pickering.

Anglers are reminded to follow the rules for fishing in Ontario and stick to the daily fishing limits to help preserve and protect our province’s fish populations.  “Fishing is a great way for families and friends to get outside, spend time together, and enjoy Ontario’s beautiful lakes and rivers,” Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Kathryn McGarry said.