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Here are just a few basics you’ll need to know while planning your fishing trip in Ontario.
Ontario residents and Canadian residents living outside of Ontario need an Outdoors Card and a licence to fish in Ontario. Applications are available online and at most sporting-goods stores, bait and tackle outlets, many tourist outfitters, and at district offices of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
Non-residents of Canada need to purchase a fishing licence to fish in Ontario. You can buy one online, or at most tourist outfitters' camps and lodges, sporting-goods stores, and bait dealers.
You can trailer or cruise your boat into Canada. Customs officers stationed along highway border crossings and at harbours issue permits, which must be returned upon departure. Many destinations offer remote area border crossings that require you to register by telephone. Get more information from Canada Border Services.
Clean boats insure clean waters, prevent the spread of invading species.
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