Gone Fishin' Get Ready to Cast Your Line Chart your course to Windsor Essex - the home of blue waters, muskie, perch, walleye & much more. You'll reel 'em in big in #YQG.

Click here for our Windsor Essex Fishing Guide & where to find the best fishing holes in our region.

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Windsor Essex is a peninsula surrounded by water – making this region a lure for fishing enthusiasts year-round.  To the north lies Lake St. Clair and the historic Detroit River which heads south, flowing into the mighty Lake Erie.

Chart your course through the three bodies of water that surround our region by taking a look through our Fishing Guide for more in-depth information on fishing in Windsor Essex.   We’ve also linked the plethora of Fishing Hotspots across our region, from one coastline to the other and have included links to experienced and knowledgeable local Fishing Charters who are ready to guide you. Get ready to cast your line in one of the three bodies of water that surround our region and that are brimming with muskie, walleye, bass, yellow perch and rainbow trout.

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Before You HEAD OUT AND FISH

You can buy your fishing licence online and save it in a digital format (for example, on your smartphone), print it from home, or print it through a participating ServiceOntario or licence issuer location.

Two types of fishing licences are available:

  1. Sport fishing licence, which includes full catch-and-possession fishing privileges
  2. Conservation fishing licence, which includes reduced catch-and-possession limits. This is ideal for anglers who want to release the majority of fish they catch.

Fishing licences are available for different durations, including: one day, eight days, one year, three years

Make sure to check out the Free Family Fishing events June 19-20 and July 3-11, 2021.

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