ONTARIO RECREATIONAL FISHING
Angling is a favourite pastime for millions of Ontario residents and visitors to the province. The range of fishing opportunities available here is the envy of the world. Ontario has been blessed with over 250,000 inland lakes and numerous streams and rivers. They offer the chance for an angling experience that ranges from fly-fishing and down-rigging to casting from a dock or ice fishing. Anglers can pursue challenging species such as muskie or pike, tasty trout or walleye, large and smallmouth bass and abundant panfish such as rock bass.
While some anglers believe the best fishing is to be found in remote lakes, there are terrific opportunities in Ontario’s urban areas. As part of an effort to promote urban fishing, the province has stocked about 90,000 catchable size rainbow trout near metropolitan centres and will undertake additional stocking in the years to come.
The province’s healthy and vibrant fishery depends upon plentiful habitat, careful management and environmental awareness. Everyone who fishes can help to ensure that future generations enjoy this resource by supporting conservation efforts in the local community and across the province.
Recreational anglers make a significant contribution to the protection of the province’s fish and wildlife resources through their licence fees and by volunteering their time to enhance and restore habitat.
We can all do our part to keep the province’s recreational fishery healthy and sustainable. Please follow the regulations and share your love of fishing. We owe it to future generations.
For general enquiries about Ministry of Natural Resources programs and services phone 1-800-667-1940, email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find the Ministry of Natural Resources online at www.mnr.gov.on.ca
Be sure to visit Ministry of Natural Resources Fishing at www.mnr.gov.on.ca/MNR/fishing
Shop online for wildlife art, posters, calendars, books, maps and much more at the Ministry of Natural Resources Store at http://mnr.stores.gov.on.ca/MNR
Renew your Outdoors Card at http://outdoorscard.mnr.stores.gov.on.ca