and Northeastern Ontario
Non-Resident License - For people over 17 years of age who wish to angle in Ontario and do not live in Ontario. Children under 18 years can fish without a license if they are with a licensed individual however they can not claim a limit of fish unless they have a valid license.
Resident License-For people 18 to 65 who wish to angle in Ontario and are residents of Ontario. Residents of Ontario who are under 18 or over 65 can fish without a license and can claim a limit of fish. Residents 18-65 must also possess an outdoors card.
Conservation License - The conservation license was introduced in 1993 to conserve high quality fishing by rewarding Catch & Release. It costs significantly less than a regular license, yet allows you to catch the fish, eat fish during your stay and, if you wish, take a few fish home. The conservation license allows a smaller possession limit of each species than the regular license.
Regular License - Allows possession of a full limit of each species.
Ontario Fishing Regulations
Possession Limits - It is illegal to accumulate more than a limit of
any species of fish. It is also not legal for an angler to keep
more than their limit in a single day (catch a limit, eat them
and catch another limit).
- On Lake Wabatongushi, and almost all of Northern Ontario, each
licenced person can possess 1 Walleye over 46 cm (18.1")
as part of their total Walleye possession limit.
Fish Sanctuaries - Dibben Bay, is closed to fishing from March 15 to June 15. The narrows or half way portion of Lake Wabatongushi, approximately 2 miles or 3 km below the bottom of the map, is closed to fishing all year.
Fish Limits & Sizes
All limits are possession limits per licensed fisherman. Unlicensed children may fish on their parents or guardians license and the fish the children catch is counted against the parent or guardians possession limit. Each person is allowed to fish with only one pole at a time.
*The conservation license was introduced in 1993 to conserve high quality fishing by rewarding Catch & Release, in 2002 new size limits were introduced, across Eastern Ontario, for the same reason. It is half the cost of a regular license, yet allows you to catch the fish you want, eat fish during your stay and take a couple fish home with you.
We have Ontario Fishing Licenses available for our guests at our resort. You can send us the information for your fishing licenses prior to you arrival so they can be ready as soon as you arrive. The form is on our website: CLICK HERE.
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