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Ontario Free Fishing Week July 2 - 10, 2016 (no License req'd)

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Ontario Free Fishing Week July 2 - 10, 2016 (no License req'd)

July 10, 2016
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Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish

Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. The Ontario Government designates two periods throughout the year as license-free, February 13-15, 2016 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday) and July 2-10, 2016 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday). During all other time periods, Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years must purchase a valid fishing license to legally fish in Ontario.

There has never been a better time to introduce a friend to fishing!


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What about non-resident? Anybody know?
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jacky28 wrote: What about non-resident? Anybody know?
You think anyone will be looking , I have never purchased a fishing license
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For people in Toronto who don't mind paying, you can fish indoors at a swimming pool. June 11-18.

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There is a free Learn to Fish event happening on Sunday, July 10th in Toronto (Tommy Thompson Park down near Ashbridges Bay).

There are still 20 spots available for the AM session (9:30-11:30AM): https://trca.ca/event/learn-fish-tommy- ... nce_id=565

Last year I went to a Learn to Fish event on Centre Island and it was really fun.

There are other events at other locations in Ontario - take a look here if you want to find out more: https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-fish#section-2

Join us at Tommy Thompson Park for a free, family friendly, fishing workshop. Participants will learn about safe and sustainable fishing practices. Afterwards, the group will walk to a fishing node to practice their new skills!

All equipment will be provided. The recommended age is 6 years and older.

This event occurs within Ontario’s Family Fishing Week. Participants do not require a fishing license.

Location: Meet at the Staff Booth (first building after the entrance)

Free parking is available at the park entrance, on Leslie Street or Unwin Avenue. Please leave yourself 15 minutes to walk from the entrance to the staff booth.

Difficulty: moderate – we will walk from the staff booth to the fishing location along an un-graded, un-maintained nature trail.

Reminder: Appropriate closed toed shoes are strongly recommended. Please dress according to the weather with a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses! Please also bring a refillable water bottle.