If you are looking to acquire an Ontario Fishing License, Pokey's Tackle Shop can help you to understand what you need to do. We are always here to guide and help you with all of your fishing needs.
An Outdoors Card plus a fishing license tag (either printed on the back of the card or with it) are required to fish in Ontario. If you are between the ages of 18 and 64 and a resident of Canada, you will need a Fishing Version Outdoors Card and an Ontario fishing license tag. Those under the age of 18 or 65 years old are not affected.
Outdoors Card options: There are two alternatives for purchasing an Outdoors Card: a one-year or three-year membership. To fish in Ontario, you must have an Outdoors Card and Fishing Licence unless you buy a one-day license.
License options: There are two types of fishing licenses available, each with its own set of requirements and privileges. The Sport and Conservation licenses are the two options. The catch and possession limit on a Conservation license is usually lower than that on a Sports license. To reflect these lesser limits, conservation licenses cost less than sports licenses.
For more detailed information on current prices and licensing, refer to the Recreational Fishing
Before you can purchase an Ontario fishing license, you must acquire an Outdoors Card. However, you may buy a one-day sport fishing permit without having an Outdoors Card.
You will receive a plastic card in the mail when you buy or renew your Outdoors Card. The back of your Outdoors Card will display your fishing license. You can use the Licence Summary given to you at the time of purchase to go fishing right away until you receive your plastic card in the mail.
What information will you need to provide?
Q: How much is a fishing license in Ontario?
A: The cost of a fishing license varies depending on the type of license you require. For an annual fishing license, the price ranges from $25 to $45 CAD. You can also purchase daily and seasonal licenses for a reduced fee.
Q: How to get a fishing license in Ontario?
A: You can get an Ontario fishing license by visiting the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry website or in person at any local Ministry office. Alternatively, you can visit a licensed dealer such as participating Canadian Tire stores and they will be able to provide you with a fishing license.
Q: Where to buy fishing license Ontario?
A: Fishing licenses are available at any local Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry office or at a participating Canadian Tire store. You can also purchase a license online through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry website.
Q: What age do you need a fishing license in Ontario?
A: If you are aged 18 or over, you will need to have a valid fishing license when fishing in Ontario. Those aged 17 or younger do not need a fishing license but are still subject to regulations regarding size limits and catch limits.
Q: Do you need a fishing license in Ontario?
A: Yes, you will need a valid fishing license when fishing in Ontario if you are aged 18 or older.
Q: Who needs a fishing license in Ontario?
A: Anyone aged 18 or older is required to have a valid fishing license when fishing in Ontario. Those aged 17 or younger are not required to have a license but must still abide by all size and catch limits as set out by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Q: Do seniors need a fishing license in Ontario?
A: Yes, seniors aged 65 and over are required to have a valid fishing license when fishing in Ontario. However, there is an annual discounted fee available for seniors who wish to purchase a fishing license.
Q: How much is a sport fishing license in Ontario?
A: The cost of an Ontario sport fishing license depends on the type of license you require. Generally, a non-resident fishing license costs $45.80 for eight consecutive days, and $62.50 for a full season (April 1 - March 31). For residents, the cost is $33.45 for eight consecutive days and $49.50 for a full season.
Q: How do I renew my fishing license in Ontario?
A: You can renew your fishing license in Ontario by visiting the ServiceOntario website, or by visiting any approved issuer such as tackle shops, marinas, and tourist operators. When you apply for or renew your fishing license, you must provide your address and other contact information, as well as proof that you are a resident of Ontario.
You can learn more about the Outdoors Card by calling the Outdoors Card Centre at 1-800-387-7011. This toll-free number is available from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) and allows you to buy a fishing license online.
For additional information, see the current Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary, which is accessible online and at license issuers around Ontario. One of our experts will also be more than happy to help you with any questions or problems you may encounter.