Ontario extending free family fishing


July 3, 2020

PORT DOVER – The Ontario government is offering free fishing for two weeks, double the length of last year.

Canadian residents of all ages can also enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card for the first two full weeks of July, from July 4, 2020 to July 19, 2020.

“Long Point Bay and the Grand River are popular fishing destinations in Southwestern Ontario,” said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. “By doubling the length of free family fishing, it will give more people the opportunity to explore the outdoors and catch fish for their freezers. The excellent walleye fishing in Lake Erie is a world class angling experience with the added benefit of providing excellent table fare.”

“The COVID-19 outbreak has made things challenging for everyone this year, and this is why it’s especially important that we provide families with a lower-risk way to spend quality time outdoors,” said John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. “We’re counting on people to be responsible when enjoying free fishing and to continue to follow all of the public health measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19.”


For more information, contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446 or toby.barrett@pc.ola.org