Stratford News Free fishing in Ontario for the Family Day long weekend SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Monday, Feb. 11th, 2019 Free fishing in Ontario this Family Day long weekend. Image supplied. If you’re looking for something to do with your family this upcoming Family Day long weekend, why not break out the bait and tackle? It will be a free fishing weekend which starts on Saturday and ends on Monday. It is the first of four free fishing weekends in Ontario. The other three will be held on Mother’s and Father’s Day along with Family Fishing Week, which will be from June 29th until July 7th. Ontario is also freezing fishing license fees this year as well as getting rid of the two dollar service fee.