trips in Ontario offer a great getaway and a satisfying outdoor
adventure for fishermen and their fishing families. In Ontario
we take our fishing seriously. Please adhere to our "Catch
and Release" and "Catch and Eat" policies to
help ensure great fishing opportunities and thrills for our
Your Fishing in Ontario
With 250,000 inland lakes, hundreds of navigable rivers and
with shorelines on four of the Great Lakes, Ontario offers
exciting opportunities for fishing. Ontario is home to an
astounding 158 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,
perch and both largemouth and smallmouth bass.
Fishing in Ontario can be 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.
A selection of great Ontario
fishing info is available 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.
Conservation is the key. In
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.
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. A job well done!
out your family holiday with swimming, horseback riding,
hiking, canoeing, theme park or museum visits and everyone
will have an array of great memories.