Try a new activity or reconnect with your passion for fishing this week.
It's Family Fishing Week in Ontario until July 10. That means you can try your luck on the lake or river without a fishing licence.
If you don't have the equipment, TackleShare is run by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and offers free loan rods and reels. In the Collingwood area, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, the Wasaga Beach Public Library and Craigleith Provincial Park all offer the program, and advise to call ahead for availability. Find other locations here.
There are still rules for people making use of the free fishing period.
- follow conservation licence catch limits
- obey size limits and sanctuaries
- follow the fishing regulations
- carry a permit of government-issued ID showing your name and date of birth
Details on conservation catch limits and other regulations that must be followed are available here.