Thu. Feb 29th, 2024

Today’s post comes from Brianne Schneider, Learn to Fish leader at Emily Provincial Park.

New to fishing? Do you want to update your skills? The Learn to Fish program is for you!

This two-hour session begins on land but ends on shore catching the big one or the little one. The best part about fishing is that the catch increases over time!

No matter your reason for joining us, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes!

1. Tackle, rod, bait…we’ve got you covered!

Do not you worry about anything. We have everything you need and more!

A view of the inside of the Learn to Fish shed, where all the equipment is kept.

This includes fully equipped rods, life jackets/PFDs, sunglasses, worms, and me, your Learn to Fish instructor!

Brianne sets sail from the docks of Emily Provincial Park

Don’t have a fishing license? There is no need to worry. Learn to Fish provides a one-day license that you can use.

Image of one day fishing license provided.

Nothing is better than spending the day fishing and not having to prepare or untangle any gear. We’ve got you covered!

2. Do you have questions? we have answers

Whether it’s how to use the equipment, what the best tips and tricks are or how to pitch, our interactive session will help you.

Most importantly, you will learn how to navigate the 2019 Ontario Fishing Rules and Regulations Manual, and what to fish and what not to fish as we identify which fish are native and invasive.

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A child sitting patiently waiting for his first bite in line.

Too much information to digest? Don’t worry, you’ll come home with a bag full of the information we covered and fun activities to help you remember.

3. Launch your first line with confidence!

Get hands-on experience throughout the session. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, so come take part in our foundry and equipment demonstration.

Participant playing with the bait, worms.

Even when you’re ready to hit the docks, the learning won’t stop! Try baiting, identifying the fish you catch, and unhooking them yourself!

4. Stressed out? Even more reason to join

Fishing is a great way to reconnect with yourself and nature, as it requires concentration and can help you release stress. Getting fresh air and sunbathing will do wonders for your health.

Father and daughter look at the water in the Learn to fish session

Fishing is even good exercise! When you cast your line, cross streams, walk to a new fishing spot and catch fish, you’ve already had an adventure. To learn more about the health benefits of fishing, click here.

5. Share your passion

Learn to Fish attracts many newcomers who appreciate the additional knowledge shared by those who love to fish. There’s always something new to learn which could be as simple as discovering a new fishing spot in the area!

Interested in learning how to fish? Please contact one of the participating Ontario Park locations to schedule an appointment or click here for a digital version. Remember that all ages are welcome!

Check the social media pages of any of the participating parks for a sneak peek of programming and be sure to follow @FishWildlifeON to stay informed.

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