Fishing Rules and Regulations
Everyone between 18 years of age or older must have a valid Ontario Outdoors Card to purchase an angling tag in order to fish in Ontario. Non-Canadian residents under 18 years of age may fish without a licence if accompanied by a person who has a valid Outdoors Card and fishing licence tag. Any fish kept are part of the catch and possession limit of the person who holds the licence. As another option, non-Canadian residents under 18 years of age may purchase an Outdoors Card and fishing licence tag to have their own limits.
Anglers are grouped into 3 categories.
Ontario resident: a person whose primary residence is in Ontario and who has lived in the province for a period of at least 6 consecutive months during the 12 months immediately before applying for a licence. Licence Fees for Ontario residents.
Canadian resident: a person whose primary residence is any part of Canada other than Ontario and has lived in Canada for a period of at least 6 consecutive months during the 12 months immediately before applying for a licence. Licence fees for Canadian residents
Sport Fishing Licence Tag is for anglers who want full catch and possession fishing privileges. The limit under a Sport Fishing Licence at most of our lakes is catch and possession limit of 4 walleye, 4 northern.
Conservation Fishing Licence Tag is a reduced catch and possession limit licence tag that is ideal for anglers who want to live-release the majority of fish caught. Limits under a Conservation Fishing Licence at most of our lakes is a catch and possession limit of 2 walleye, 2 northern.
To purchase any of the above online, start here.