Ontario Fishing Regulations

ONTARIO “NON-CANADIAN RESIDENT” FISHING LICENCES 2016

FULL LIMIT SPORTSMEN LICENCES
Rates in Canadian Funds (Tax Included)
CONSERVATION LICENCES
Rates in Canadian Funds (Tax Included)
ANNUAL SPORT$85.53ANNUAL CONSERVATION$53.91
8 DAY SPORT
TEMPORARY OUTDOORS CARD
(must be purchased first)
$55.80
$11.94
8 DAY CONSERVATION
TEMPORARY OUTDOORS CARD
(must be purchased first)
$32.79
$11.94
Anglers 18 years or older must have a fishing licence.  Anglers under 18 years may hold their own licence and limit.  If they do not have a licence, they must fish with a licenced adult.  Any fish are part of the adult licence holders limit.
All above prices include a $2.26 service per transaction that has already been factored into the price.  Non-Canadian residents 65 years of age or older are not exempt from requiring a licence.

NON-RESIDENT LIMITS/SEASONS 2016 – LAKE OF THE WOODS, ONTARIO, CANADA
This summary is for convenience only. For more information, refer to “Fishing Ontario 2016 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary” – https://www.ontario.ca/document/ontario-fishing-regulations-summary

SpeciesOpen SeasonSize RestrictionsSport LicenceConservation Licence
Walleye (or Sauger)Jan. 1-April 14;
May 21-Dec 31
Only 1 over 18.1”2 Per Day
4 Possession
2 Per Day
2 Possession
Northern PikeAll YearNone greater than 29.5”4 Per Day
4 Possession
2 Per Day
2 Possession
     
Smallmouth Bass (or Largemouth) Jan 1- June 30*Catch & Release*Catch & Release*Catch & Release*
 July 1-Nov 30No size Restrictions4 Per Day
4 Possession
2 Per Day
2 Possession
MuskieJune 18-Dec 15Minimum 54”1 Per Day
1 Possession
Zero
Yellow PerchAll YearNo size Restrictions15 Per Day
15 Possession
10 Per Day
10 Possession
CrappieAll YearNo size Restrictions10 Per Day
10 Possession
5 Per Day
5 Possession
Lake Trout
(Whitefish Bay Only)
Barbless Hooks Only
Jan 1 – Sept 30Only 1 over 25.6”1 Per Day
2 Possession
1 Per Day
1 Possession

* New limits in 2015

The DAILY LIMIT is the number of fish you are allowed to catch and keep in one day. The POSSESSION LIMIT is the total number you are allowed to have including those on hand, in cold storage and in transit.

FISH CAUGHT EACH DAY AND EATEN FOR SHORELUNCH ARE COUNTED IN YOUR DAILY CATCH LIMIT.

Note: No person shall possess more fish of any species on board the fishing vessel than the daily fishing quota for that species of fish in the waters where the person is fishing, regardless of where the fish were caught.

Trapping bait by baitfish or leech traps is prohibited.