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Complete Bait and Fishing Tackle Shop

The Voyageur North bait and tackle shop keeps fisherman's hours. We open at 5 am and close at 10 PM (May thru August).  We stock a complete inventory of fishing gear and live bait. Our inventory includes a very wide variety of fishing tackle, fishing rods, reels, nets, and much more. Our live bait includes crappie minnows, shiners, chubs, sucker minnows, leeches, worms, and more.

Everyone must purchase a Fishing Outdoor Card for $9.68 for Ontario Fishing Licenses (good for 3 years).

NOTE:  On July 1st, 2010, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for the Province of Ontario came into effect.  The HST applies to all Outdoors Card, fishing license and hunting license purchases that occur on or after July 1, 2010. Included w/price.

What is a non-Canadian resident Outdoors Card?

A non-Canadian resident Outdoors Card is a plastic, wallet-sized card issued by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and used for identification and administrative purposes.

Is a non-Canadian resident Outdoors Card a fishing license? No.  For non-Canadian residents, a complete and valid license to fish in Ontario consists of:

  • a non-Canadian resident Outdoors Card (plastic) or a Non-Canadian Resident Temporary Outdoors Card and Application (paper)
  • a valid non-Canadian resident fishing license tag carried as a separate document.

An Outdoors Card alone is NOT a fishing license.

 Who needs to purchase a non-Canadian resident Outdoors Card and fishing license tag to fish in Ontario?

 Anyone who lives outside of Canada is considered a non-resident for the purposes of fishing license regulations. Most non-residents need a fishing license to fish in Ontario. Specifically:

  • Non-Canadian residents 18 years of age and over must purchase a fishing license.
  • Non-Canadian residents under 18 years of age may fish without a license if accompanied by an adult (resident or non-resident) who has an Ontario recreational fishing license. Any fish caught are part of the catch and possession limit of the adult who holds the license. As another option, non-Canadian residents under 18 years may purchase a license and any fish caught apply to the catch and possession limits of that license.
  • Non-Canadian residents 65 years of age or older are not exempt from licensing requirements.