Your Fishing in Ontario
trips in Ontario offer a great getaway and a satisfying
outdoor adventure for fishermen and fishing families. We
take our fishing seriously in Ontario. Please adhere to
our "Catch and Release" and "Catch and Eat"
policies to ensure great fishing opportunities and enjoyment
for our future generations.
With 250,000 inland lakes, hundreds of navigable rivers
and shorelines on four of the five Great Lakes, Ontario
offers endless opportunities for exciting fishing experiences.
Ontario is home to an astounding 158 of Canada's 228 species
of freshwater fish. Though probably best known for its productive
muskie waters and abundant walleye fishery, Ontario also
offers great fishing for northern pike, lake trout, speckled
trout, steelhead, salmon, whitefish and both largemouth
and smallmouth bass.
In Ontario fishing is as close or as far as your imagination
takes you. Access is by automobile, float plane, boat-in
or water taxi, train, or paddle your canoe. You can rough
it or be pampered in the lap of luxury as you enjoy all
that Ontario has to offer the sportsman and the family.
Check out the great Ontario
fishing info for your trip preparation.
Ontario is a great place for a family fishing vacation.
With the abundance of species available, children don't
have to wait long before the action begins. Provincial parks,
camps and resort settings are seldom far from great fishing.
Tourist outfitters and resort operators are happy to tailor
their packages for families who love to fish. Round out
your family holiday with swimming, horseback riding, shopping,
theme park or museum visits and everyone will have an array
of great memories.
In 1996 1.5 million residents of Ontario fished for recreation.
1995, Ontario resident anglers caught more than 74 million
fish and released almost two-thirds of them. The most frequently
caught species were yellow perch, walleye, and bass (smallmouth
In 1995, non-resident, non-Canadian anglers caught 43.7
million fish in Ontario and released more than 70% of them.
The most frequently caught species were walleye, northern
pike and panfish.