Learn to Fish instructor with child

10 reasons you should go fishing

Fishing a great way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends, as well as a great spot to get hooked on! Unlike most sports, angling is a relatively inexpensive way to spend time in a calm and peaceful environment, yet still getting to feel the rush of excitement when landing the big one! It can help you de-stress and motivate you towards a healthier lifestyle.

It’s also the best way to enjoy delicious fresh-caught fish!

This past weekend we spent some time with the Learn to Fish team to help us round up the top ten reasons to go fishing!

Check out what Boomer the Bass wants you to know about fishing:

Once you’re as hooked as we are – make sure to visit Learn to Fish’s webpage to check the schedule for the FREE fishing lesson provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry!

Learn to Fish lesson at Six Mile Lake

A Learn to Fish program features a two-hour, hands-on fishing experience. Friendly instructors explain how to use fishing equipment and share some basic tips about fish identification and anatomy. Instructors demonstrate how to fish legally, safely and sustainably.

Learn to Fish on dockNext, participants head to the shoreline. Rods, reels, bait and lifejackets are provided, as well as a one-day fishing licence for adults. Learn to Fish instructors spend an hour supervising and supporting new anglers as they try out their new skills.

The Learn to Fish program is offered throughout the summer at the following parks:

The Learn to Fish mobile team visits many other provincial parks, so don’t forget to check the schedule.

Happy fishing!