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Family Fishing Week 2019 - Parks Blog

Happy Family Fishing Week!

From June 29 to July 7, 2019, Canadian residents will be able to fish without a license! It’s the perfect time to get back on the water or introduce a loved one to fishing!

Why not celebrate Family Fishing Week at one of these amazing events in the park?

Northern Ontario

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southern ontario

family fishing

  • July 6, Darlington Provincial Park: Family Fishing Day – Equipment and bait provided for the day.
  • June 29 – July 7, Earl Rowe Provincial Park: Join us for interpretive fish programs where you will learn basic fish anatomy, rules and regulations, safety tips and have a chance to catch a big one.
  • June 29 – July 7, Pinery Provincial Park: Join naturalists and partners to learn more about sustainable fishing and the ecology of the fascinating Old Ausable Channel

No equipment? No problem!

Did you know you can borrow gear for free at over 55 Ontario parks? Thanks to the TackleShare program, many beginning anglers have the opportunity to borrow a rod and tackle free of charge.

Find lending site locations here.

Have you heard of Fish ON-Line?

fish online

This easy-to-use online tool helps plan fishing trips, locate fishing hotspots across Ontario, see where we’ve been stocking fish, and identify your catch. It will even tell you the weather forecast for your lake!

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Unlicensed? Does that mean I can fish as much as I want?

Although you don’t need a license during Family Fishing Week, be sure to follow conservation bag limits within your zone.

Find out what’s in season in the 2019 Summary of Ontario Fishing Regulations.

learn to fish

Our FREE The two-hour program will introduce the entire family to fishing.

Learn to fish program

First, participants spend an hour with instructors learning about fish identification, rules and regulations, and how to rig, bait and cast a rod.

Next, we distribute the equipment. Rods, reels, bait, life jackets and even a one-day fishing license are provided.

Finally, we head to the dock or shore where participants can experience the thrill of capturing their first catch.

fishing on the coast

The Learn to Fish program is offered at seven parks:

To join a session, check in with park staff when you arrive.

Pst! Did you know that the Learn to Fish program is also included in the Learn to Camp program at participating parks?

Plus… the Learn to Fish mobile unit hits the road for its fifth season!

LTF mobile

With a fishing simulator, a trivia game, and a table to design your own fishing lure, visitors of all ages will love talking about fishing with the Learn to Fish outreach team.

Find out where they’ll stop next.

Don’t forget to follow @FishWildlifeON on Twitter to learn curious facts about fishing.