As long as you have a valid Outdoors Card and a fishing license tag, you can fish almost anywhere on Toronto public lands. Find out everything you need to know about casting a line in Toronto.

Get Outdoors Card and Fishing License Tag

As long as you have a valid Outdoors Card and a fishing license tag, you can fish almost anywhere on Toronto public lands. Keep an eye out for signs letting you know where you can and can’t fish.

Visit ontario.ca/page/fishing to learn everything you need to know to fish in Ontario, including:

  • How many fish you can catch
  • What kinds of fish you can catch
  • Specific rules and tips for fishing in a City and more!

Rules and Tips

See all at ontario.ca/page/fishing

  • If you are fishing from shore, you can only use one rod and reel. No nets or other devices
  • Some bigger fish shouldn’t be eaten due to contaminants
  • Take your line and hook home with you or dispose of them properly. This will prevent birds and other animals getting caught in them.
  • Consider Catch and Release, particularly for bigger fish, to help improve the quality of future fishing.
  • If you keep your catch, place it in a cooler so the fish stays cool and fresh

Toronto’s river systems and long lakefront shoreline make it an urban paddling paradise. Rent equipment from a local equipment shop or the from  City’s Toronto Islands Boathouse on Toronto Island Park.