To check if your fishing license is valid, go to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans website at www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca and click on the “Inland” tab on the left hand side of the page.
Once you’re on the “Inland” page, you’ll see a “Fishing License” link.
You’ll then need to search for your province or territory, and then for your specific lake.
You can also check your license by calling 811, or by visiting a local fish and game office.
Who can fish in Ontario without a license?
In Ontario, the following exceptions apply. Non-Canadian residents under 18 years of age may fish without an Outdoors Card and licence if accompanied by a person who has a valid Ontario recreational fishing licence.
Any fish caught by a person under 18 years of age are part of the catch and possession limit of the person who holds the licence.
Can I buy my B.C. fishing licence online?
Yes, you can buy your B.C. fishing licence online. In order to use the online licence purchasing option, you’ll need to be a Canadian resident and have a valid Canadian passport.
Do I have to print my BC fishing license?
Recreational fishers must carry a printed copy of the licence with them when they are fishing (a signature is not required), and they must record their catch of chinook salmon, halibut and lingcod, in ink on the printed licence as required by the BC Sports Fishing Regulations and the conditions of licence.
Can you fish without a license in Ontario?
Most people require a recreational fishing licence or deemed licence to legally fish in Ontario. You must carry your Outdoors Card or licence summary whenever you are fishing. If requested, you must present these documents to a conservation officer.
When can you fish in Ontario without a license?
Four times a year, Canadian residents can fish in Ontario for free. This means that if you want to fish during one of these dates, you do not need to buy a fishing licence. The dates are Family Fishing Weekend in February, Mother’s Day Weekend in May, and July 17.
Can you fish in Ontario without a fishing license?
No, you can’t fish in Ontario without a fishing license. You are required to carry your Outdoors Card or licence summary whenever you are fishing. You must present these documents to a conservation officer if requested.
What is the fine for fishing without a license in Ontario?
The fine for fishing without a license in Ontario is $200. Failing to wear proper hunting clothing while hunting can be a whopping $300. This is up from $100 fines previously in 2016. These new fines are in line with the increase in the cost of licenses.
If you need to purchase a license, they cost $150 for a four week season, $260 for a year long season, or $420 for a lifetime license.
How much is a fishing fine in Ontario?
Fishing fines in Ontario are set by the Ministry of Natural Resources, and these fines are based on the size of the vessel involved in the offence.
When can you fish without a license in Ontario?
Everyone between 18 years of age or older must have a valid Ontario Outdoors Card to purchase an angling tag in order to fish in Ontario. Non-Canadian residents under 18 years of age may fish without a licence if accompanied by a person who has a valid Outdoors Card and angling tag.
Do you need to print your fishing license Ontario?
You may buy your fishing licence online or at a ServiceOntario or licence issuer location. You must print and take it with you to a fishing spot.
Do you need a fishing license to fish on private property in Ontario?
In Ontario, if you have a private pond that you stocked with fish that is in no way connected to any water source outside your property, you may fish without a license.
However, if you have a pond that is fed by a stream that runs to or from somewhere off your property, you’ll need a fishing license.