Have you ever wanted to go fishing, but don’t even know where to begin? Ontario’s Learn to Fish program can help you get started. This fun, free, two-hour program combines a practical teaching session with an hour of supervised, hands-on fishing.
Aspiring anglers will learn fishing basics such as tying knots, knowing what kind of fish is on the end of the line and the rules and safety guidelines to follow. All equipment including rods, reels, lures, lifejackets and even a one-day fishing licence will be provided free of charge.
Learn to Fish programs are available at:
• Darlington Provincial Park, located near Oshawa
• Emily Provincial Park, between Peterborough and Lindsay
• Sibbald Point Provincial Park, on the south shore of Lake Simcoe near Sutton
• Earl Rowe Provincial Park, near Alliston
• Grundy Lake Provincial Park, between Parry Sound and Sudbury
• Six Mile Lake Provincial Park, north of Barrie
In addition, a newly launched mobile Learn to Fish unit will be travelling across southern Ontario, visiting other provincial parks and community events to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors by picking up a rod and going fishing.