“I have fond memories of fishing in Ontario Parks with my dad. I caught my first walleye at Marten River Provincial Park and my first bass at Bass Lake Provincial Park. Ontario Parks continues to offer great fishing adventures, for first time anglers to the more experienced” says Robert Pye, Marketing Manager, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH).
Every angler has a story about the “one that got away” and can give a detailed account of the mammoth size of the infamous elusive fish! Ontario Parks is the perfect place to drop a line and hear the splash of a largemouth bass as it hits a flying insect, or feel the gentle tug of a lake trout as it nibbles on your bait. And nothing is more satisfying than relaxing by the campfire as the smell of fresh walleye frying in a pan fills the air.
Ontario Parks and OFAH wanted to give everyone, young and old, the opportunity to get outside and enjoy fishing with family and friends so we partnered together for a Tackleshare program. Now you don’t have to worry about having your own equipment! OFAH has provided 56 Ontario Parks with fishing rods, reels and basic tackle to loan to children and novice anglers – free of charge!
Click here for more information on fishing in Ontario Parks and to find out what parks offer the Tackleshare program.