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Local Fishing Derbies and Events

Here is a list of local fishing and hunting derbies and events in the area. 

Various Dates

Free Fishing Dates

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Ontario

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Various Dates

Free Fishing Dates

Ontario Family Fishing Events

Introduce a friend to fishing!

Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card.  New this year, the Ontario Government has designated four periods throughout the year as license-free:


February 16 – 18, 2019 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday)

May 11 – 12, 2019 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday)

June 15 – 16, 2019 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday)

June 29 – July 7, 2019 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday).


During all other time periods, Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years must purchase a valid fishing license to legally fish in Ontario.


There has never been a better time to introduce a friend to fishing!


Participants fishing without a license must fish under the Conservation fishing license limits which are set out in the current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary. With the exception of the licensing requirement, Ontario fishing regulations, fees and limits continue to apply during license-free days. Printed copies of the summary are available at licence issuers and ServiceOntario Centres.


Events such as festivals, clinics, derbies and workshops are hosted across the province. To find an event near you, visit the Events List & Map. Each event provides a great opportunity to get outside, spend some wholesome time with the family, and develop a strong connection with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing.

All day

Ontario

June 15 - September 7 2019

ST. CATHARINES GAME & FISH ASSOCIATION SUMMER DERBY

All day

ST. CATHARINES GAME & FISH ASSOCIATION

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June 15 - September 7 2019

ST. CATHARINES GAME & FISH ASSOCIATION SUMMER DERBY

Summer Salmon Derby

SATURDAY JUNE 15 - SATURDAY SEPT 7

Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Lake Trout Divisions

For more information visit https://scgfa.ca/

All day

ST. CATHARINES GAME & FISH ASSOCIATION

August 10, 2019

Hamilton Harbour Fishing Derby

8a.m - 12p.m.

Pier 8 - 47 Discovery Dr. Hamilton, Ontario

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August 10, 2019

Hamilton Harbour Fishing Derby

Free fishing derby at Pier 8 - 47 Discovery Drive in Hamilton, Ontario.  Various check in stations.

  • 3 age categories
  • multiple check in stations

for more information visit www.hamiltonwaterfront.com or call (905) 523-4498

8a.m - 12p.m.

Pier 8 - 47 Discovery Dr. Hamilton, Ontario