Get Your Fishing Licence

All anglers must have a licence to go fishing. Many fishing locations do not have a licence vendor, making it best to acquire your licence online before your head out.

Remember to always carry your licence with you.

Go to the  Fisheries and Oceans Website for more information.


A tidal waters sport fishing licence:

  • is required to fish for any species of finfish or shellfish.
  • is not transferable and is not valid unless signed by the licence holder.
  • can be obtained in person; a parent may obtain a licence for a child under age 16; and a licence can be obtained for a spouse.
  • must be produced on request by a fishery officer, conservation officer or fishery guardian, so ensure you have your licence with you while fishing or transporting your catch.
  • Juveniles must obtain a licence, at no charge.
  • Annual licences are valid from date shown on the licence to the following March 31. Licences of a shorter duration expire at midnight on the final day of validity.
  • It is illegal to hold more than one licence.