Ice Fishing

With 330 lakes in Greater Sudbury the options to find a great fishing hole are endless.

Whether you’re fishing offshore or prefer the comfort of an ice hut, there are plenty of options to get outside to try ice fishing this winter in Sudbury.

To go ice fishing, there are several things you will need to know including:

  1. What you need, including a valid fishing licence
  2. Ice safety tips
  3. Ice fishing lines
  4. Fishing seasons / species

Whether you are fishing on the ice, boat or shore depends on the local conditions during the open/closed season for a particular species. For more information on fishing seasons, refer to the Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.

Before casting a line, be sure to follow all municipal, Indigenous community, provincial, and federal regulations or requirements for Fisheries Management Zone 10.

Family Day weekend is one of several weekends annually when Ontario residents can legally fish anywhere in the province without a valid license. Learn more  >>>

Check out Sudbury’s lodges and outfitters for more information on ice fishing and accommodation opportunities.

No gear? No problem.

Windy Lake Provincial Park rents everything you need for a family fun day of ice fishing also offering accommodations such as cabins and yurts.

Take advantage of the Tackle Share Program through the Greater Sudbury Public Library

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