Find Out How to Get Fishing in Ontario
Man fishing in boat

Here’s what you need to know to take your family fishing this summer.

With all the lakes and streams in Greater Sudbury, most of which contain dozen of species of fish, fishing is the perfect sport that can be enjoyed with the whole family. Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources regularly stocks lakes in our area and they have a handy online tool called Fish ON-Line that helps you find out what kind of fish are present and which lakes have been stocked.

In Ontario you will need an Outdoors Card and a fishing licence and need to carry both with you whenever you are fishing. An Outdoors Card will cost you $9.28 and a 1-year sport fishing license tag is $29.46. You can also purchase a 1-day sport fishing license tag if you are only planning on going fishing once. If you are under 18 years or 65+ you don’t need either an Outdoors card or fishing licence but you will need to carry government issued identification that states your name and date of birth.

You can purchase licences at any Ontario Service Centre or at these businesses Canadian Tire, Lake Onaping Lodge, Pro Bait &Tackle,  Ramakko’s and Wanup General Store on Old Wanup Road.

You must follow certain rules while fishing that determine:

  •     when and where you can fish
  •     the species, size and number of fish you can keep
  •     what you can use for bait and tackle
  •     what you can and cannot do in specific locations (Ontario is divided into 20 fisheries management zones)

Complete fishing rules for Ontario can be found here.

If anyone wants to share photos or videos or their big catch send them to us here. We’d love to post them!

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