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National Fishing Week in Canada

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 2:25 PM - This week is National Fishing Week in Canada. This initiative is supported by the Canadian Sportfishing Association to encourage Canadians to try this fun sport while spending time with friends and family. David Orazietti, Minister of Natural resources, encourages people to get involved this week and participate in this popular pastime.

From July 6-14th, Canadian residents will be allowed to fish license-free in the province of Ontario. During this time, those without a license must still adhere to the conservation license limits set out in the 2013 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary. There will also be different fishing events all over the province of Ontario to celebrate Canada’s vast landscape. This is a great opportunity for you and your family to cast out a line and learn more about fishing. 

For those not in Ontario, a list of other license- free fishing days can be found on Canada’s National Fishing Week website. And while not everyone in Canada can enjoy the license-free fishing, there will still be hundreds of events in almost every province and territory to celebrate National Fishing Week. This includes festivals, derbies, and workshops that will provide those interested with the opportunity to fish, learn proper fishing techniques, ethical angling, and how to protect fish and their habitat. 

This is a time to celebrate all that Canada has to offer with over 1 million lakes, rivers, and streams. Whether you are looking to spend time with family and friends, enjoy being outdoors, or to learn more about fishing, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for this week.

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