News Fishing licenses not required this weekend in Ontario SHARE ON: Smith Autumn, contributor, Friday, Feb. 13th, 2015 People in Haliburton County can fish for free for Family Day weekend. The Province of Ontario is encouraging people to fish, so starting tomorrow and ending on Monday, a fishing license isn’t needed to fish. Make sure to check the ice conditions before heading out and have all the appropriate gear with you including ice picks. For ice safety tips from the MNR, click here. Colder temperatures are in store for the weekend, so make sure to wear appropriate clothing.