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Price of 2017 Non-Resident Fishing Tags, Tax included.

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An Outdoors Card valid for 3 years is needed before you can purchase a fishing tag. It can be obtained from the licence issuer. 9.68 Can. Dollars
8-Day tag. This is the most popular licence with our customers. 53.54 Can. Dollars
8-Day Conservation tag. (Smaller possession limits. Check here) 30.53 Can. Dollars
Annual tag 83.27 Can. Dollars
Annual Conservation tag 51.65 Can. Dollars
1-day fishing licence
For this you do not need an Outdoors Card. Valid for 1 calendar day starting at 12:00 midnight.
23.01 Can. Dollars

Youngsters who are not yet turned 18 years old may fish without a licence as long as they are in the company of an adult who has a licence. But young persons without a licence are not entitled to their own limit of fish, rather the fish they catch are counted as part of the accompanying adult's limit. Young persons not yet 18 can of course buy a licence of their own.

How to Buy a Licence

Please be sure to buy your fishing licences before you reach Chapleau. The reason is, the bait store that sold them here has stopped issuing licences and I do not know yet whether anyone else in Chapleau will issue licences on a Saturday or Sunday. I will keep you posted here, but in the meantime please buy your licence before you reach Chapleau.

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A complete and valid licence to fish consists of an Outdoors Card accompanied by a valid licence tag. This applies to Canadian and to U.S. Citizens.

The Outdoors Card is a plastic, wallet-size card, valid for three calendar years. It is issued to anglers and hunters for identification and administration purposes.

The fishing licence tag is carried either as a document separate from the Outdoors Card or printed on the back of the card.

You may choose one of the options described on this page to obtain your first Outdoors Card and fishing licence tag.

Buying online before you leave home

You can buy an outdoors card or your licence tag immediately online and print it on your own printer. You must have a printer attached to your computer (either black and white or in color).

You will be instructed to print your temporary outdoors card. A wallet size plastic outdoors card valid for three years will be mailed to you later.

You will also be instructed to print your licence tag and you will have to carry it with you while fishing. The licence tag that you will print is the only one you will receive.

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If you do not want to buy your fishing licence online we suggest that you buy it along the road before you reach Chapleau. Here are some convenient places.

The Ontario Information and Welcome Center which faces you directly after you leave the Canadian Customs checkpoint.

Traveling north out of Sault Ste. Marie towards Wawa and then east on Hwy. 101

The Agawa Indian Crafts on Highway 17 North, 46 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie. It is well marked with highway signs. You can get refreshments there as well.

In Wawa at Young's General Store. Young's General Store is on the right side of the road as you enter Wawa. There is a gas station and a stuffed moose standing outside the door.
Click here to see what the place looks like.
Or here for a road map to it.

Traveling east out of Sault Ste. Marie towards Thessalon and then north on Hwy. 129

The 17E Trading Post just west of the town of Desbarats. Desbarats is on Hwy 17, about 25 miles east of Sault Ste. Marie. The 17E Trading Post is at the corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 548 just before you come into Desbarats.
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Tunnel Lake Trading Post and Motel. At Thessalon turn north onto Hwy. 129. On the right side, 25 miles (40 km) from the start of Hwy. 129. Open 7 days a week, 6:30 am till 10:00 pm. Click here for directions.

The office of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) in Chapleau also issues fishing licences, but only from Monday through Friday and just during government business hours.

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