Infographic – 6 Steps for Purchasing Fishing Licenses in Ontario

Purchasing Fishing Licenses in Ontario

6 Steps for Purchasing Fishing Licenses in Ontario

Step 1

Find an authorized license issuer in person. A fishing license in Ontario can also be purchased online. 

Step 2

 Obtain an Outdoors Card (a plastic ID card, valid for 3 calendar years).

Step 3

Provide the following required information:

  • First and Last name

  • Date of Birth

  • Mailing and Residential Addresses including postal/zip code

  • Height and Eye Color 

Step 4

Choose a fishing tag. There are two different kinds of fishing license tags in Ontario:

  • Conservation fishing license tags (reduced catch limits)

  • Sport fishing license tags (normal catch limits)

 Step 5

Purchase a fishing license tag (valid for 8 days, 1 or 3 calendar years)

Step 6

Carry both your Outdoors Card and fishing license tag whenever you go fishing. 

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