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Licence-Free Fishing

Would you like to fish for free? Check with your provincial government to see when licence-free fishing weekends or weeks take place!

For questions pertaining directly to fishing policies in your province, please contact your local office.

Alberta Family Fishing Weekend
Winter: February 13-15, 2021
Summer: The weekend following Canada Day
Alberta Fishing Regulations
Stocked Lakes

BC Family Fishing Weekend
Winter: TBD
Summer: June 18 -20, 2021
BC Fishing Regulations and Where to Fish

Manitoba Family Fishing Weekends
Winter: February 13-15, 2021
Summer: June 11-13, 2021

New Brunswick
Fish New Brunswick Days
Winter: February 13-15, 2021
Summer: June 5-6, 2021

Newfoundland and Labrador
No free days for non-residents.
Trout fishing free for residents.
NFL Fishing Regulations

Northwest Territories
Not applicable
Northwest Territories Fishing Regulations

Nova Scotia
Sportfishing Weekends
Winter: February 13-15, 2021
Summer: TBD
The Nova Scotia Anglers’ Handbook
Nova Scotia Fishing Regulations

Not applicable
Nunavut Fishing Regulations

Ontario Family Fishing Weekends
Winter: February 13-15, 2021
Spring: May 8-9, 2021
Summer: June 19-20, 2021
Summer: July 3-11, 2021

Prince Edward Island 
Free Family Fishing Weekend
Summer: May long (Victoria Day) weekend
PEI Fishing Regulations

Fête de la pêche Quebec
Quebec Fishing Regulations

Saskatchewan Free Fishing Weekends 
Winter: February 13-15, 2021
Summer: July TBD
Saskatchewan Fishing Regulations
Angler’s Guide 2020-21

Free Fishing Days
Summer: Early July
Yukon Fishing Regulations