Norm Miller MPP Parry Sound - Muskoka

Families Encouraged to Enjoy Free Fishing Until July 7th

July 2nd, 2019

Parry Sound, ON:  The Ontario government invites families to participate in the province’s week-long free fishing event. Until July 7th, Ontarians of all ages can enjoy fishing without requiring a licence.


“Our government is making it easier for families to spend quality time together by making fishing more accessible and affordable in Ontario,” said John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. “Families, fishing enthusiasts and those new to the sport have more opportunities than ever before to get out on the water.”


The free fishing week is a welcomed tradition and is the fourth licence-free fishing opportunity this year. In 2019, the government doubled the number of free fishing events by introducing licence-free fishing on the Father’s Day and Mother’s Day weekends.


“We want to encourage families to get outdoors by providing a fun and affordable way to connect with nature and family,” said Norman Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka. “Licence-free fishing events are a great way to get kids hooked on fishing.”


In Parry Sound-Muskoka, this week includes the 3rd Annual Ril Lake Youth Rock Bass Derby in Ril Lake on July 6th, 2019.


“Fishing is not only a good family activity, it is a good business as well. Recreational fishing contributes $2.2 billion to Ontario’s economy annually and brings tourists to Parry Sound-Muskoka,” said Miller


Families are encouraged to plan their fishing trip or find a local event by visiting: