Recreational Fishing Regulations

Managing Canada's recreational fisheries is a shared responsibility between federal, provincial and territorial governments. While roles vary between different provinces and territories, generally: 

  • the federal government is responsible for all marine species with the exception of anadromous and catadromous species in inland waters in some regions; and
  • provincial and territorial governments are responsible for freshwater species, with the exception of salmon in British Columbia.

Where do you want to fish?

Unless otherwise noted, the websites below are managed by provincial and territorial governments. Consult anglers' guides and information on fishing licenses and other regulations.

British Columbia

Alberta

Saskatchewan

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland and Labrador

Yukon

Northwest Territories

Nunavut