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Fishing in Quetico

2014 Fishing Licenses

The Ministry of Natural Resources has implemented the Licensing Automation System (LAS), which will replace the old paper-based manual system. In Quetico Park for 2014, Dawson Trail, Prairie Portage and Cache Bay will be the only stations that will sell fishing licenses.  If you are going to Beaverhouse, Lac La Croix, or the Atikokan Entry station you will have to purchase your fishing licenses before arriving, as these stations will not sell fishing licenses. You can purchase your fishing license from an Authorized License Issuer, Service Ontario or online at  When you use the online service you can print your e-license for instant use. We encourage people to use the online service for anyone coming to the park this summer as it also helps speed up your processing time at the entry stations.

May 25 Update ****Please note that we are experiencing technical problems with the computerized fishing licence issuing system****. We are working to resolve these issues but in the meantime visitors entering through the Cache Bay Ranger Station will not be able to obtain fishing licenses at the station. All visitors wishing to fish need to purchase a fishing licence prior to arriving at the park. Fishing licenses are available online at

There is a new tool you can use to check the fish species in some Quetico Lakes.

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The fishing regulation in Quetico Park states that only artifical bait and barbless hooks may be used. This means that no live or dead organic bait can be used in the park, including but not limited to leeches, worms and salted minnows. Check out the fishing section in the 2013 Wilderness Guide for more information.


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