Ontario Fish Species
Few natural outdoor experiences can measure up
to with angling in Ontario’s 250,000 lakes and the multitudes of
pristine rivers and streams. Fishing is a much loved activity
that the residents of Ontario and international visitors enjoy
all year round.
Ontario has over 2,000 lakes that contain
various species of trout, more than 3,500 lakes with walleye
(pickerel) and over 400 lakes and rivers that are inhabited by
muskie. Despite the wealth of Ontario's fisheries and angling
resources, they are in demand by both residents and vistors
Fish are a very important piece of the
Ontario's renewable resource economy. Ontario's fishing
opportunities maintain the sport fishing charters and tourism
industry, as well as the commercial fishery industry. Over 1
million people enjoy angling in Ontario each and every year.
More than $2.5 billion dollars is spent annually on fisheries
and angling tourism related expenses.
The manager of these fisheries is the Ministry
of Natural Resources who work to preserve strong fish
communities so todays anglers and future generations will enjoy
excellent fishing and tourism viewing opportunities.
This website is intended to educate you on the
different species of fish that can be found in Ontario