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Ready to reel in a big one? Fishing is free for Father's Day weekend

It's a reel-y great way to spend time with the family
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Are you ready to reel in a big one?

To celebrate Father's Day, there's a free family fishing weekend on June 15-16. It means Ontario residents can drop a line in the water anywhere in the province without having to purchase a licence or carry an Outdoors Card.

"Father’s Day weekend is a great time to get out on one of Ontario’s beautiful lakes or rivers and enjoy fishing,” said Graydon Smith, Minister of Natural Resources, in a news release. 

Conservation catch limits and other regulations still apply. You can learn more about those here

While you don't need a licence to fish, people participating still must be carrying a government-issued identification showing their name and date of birth.

If you can't drop a line this weekend, free Family Fishing Week is coming up June 29-July 7.