Fly Fishing

Exceptional fly fishing opportunities abound in Ontario.

Whether you are looking to cast for steelhead, salmon, brook trout, brown trout or rainbow in one of Ontario’s legendary rivers, or if you have your eye on boat fishing for mighty predatory fish, Ontario delivers epic fly fishing action. 

Ontario has lodges, resorts, outfitters and guides that focus on fly fishing.  So, if you are looking to hunt musky, cast for a mammoth northern pike, or enjoy the fight of a Smallmouth or Largemouth bass, Ontario is truly a fly angler dream destination.

Photo credit: Colin Field
Image location: Saugeen River

Quick Guide to Fly Fishing

Where to Get Your Fishing Licence

Residents of Ontario, Canadian residents outside of Ontario and non-resident visitors require an Outdoors Card and a fishing licence to fish in Ontario. You can buy them online, in person at a participating ServiceOntario location or a licence issuer, or over the phone by calling 1-800-288-1155.

Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary

This annual guide to the rules and regulations for recreational fishing in Ontario contains information about recreational fishing licences, open seasons and catch limits, as well as up-to-date fishing regulations for each fishing zone. 

Women in Fly Fishing

Women are a growing demographic in the sport of fly fishing. If you’re eager to explore this upward trend, join Calm Waters Fly Fishing on their Women in Fly Fishing series, with curated, on-land and in-water training for women learning to fly.

Fly Fishing in Algoma Region

Experience some of the country’s best fly fishing adventures in Northern Ontario. Welcoming accommodations, great local guides and outfitters and personalized getaway packages make planning your trip easy.

Get Inspired

Planning your fly fishing trip? Get started with these helpful articles.

Know Before You Go

Learn from the Pros

There are numerous outfitters and guides ready to introduce newcomers to fly fishing, from the equipment you’ll need to the art of the perfect cast.

Last updated: April 6, 2022

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