Ontario is known for its world-class freshwater fishing.  Fishing is an activity that brings family and friends together and getting out on the water on a boat is one of the best ways to fish. With a variety of species such as bass, perch, trout, pike, crappie and salmon (to name a few), Ontario offers big-water options and countless smaller lakes and rivers, all providing a recreational playground for anglers. 

Accessing the water without a boat of your own is always an option. There are guided fishing trips or rentals in almost every corner of the province.


Always ensure you are ready to go. There is safety equipment, fishing licenses, catch limits, gear and best practices that you’ll need to be aware of. Before you head out, please read up on the Ministry of Natural Resources for all of the regulations and licensing requirements for fishing in Ontario.

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