Fishing is an iconic Canadian pastime. There’s nothing like spending the day by the water with your friends and family, casting a line and enjoying the great outdoors.
But did you know you can get more than a killer catch from a day of fishing? Fishing actually has benefits for your physical and mental health.
Here are a few ways fishing can improve your overall well-being.
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With hundreds of parks in Ontario, it’s easy to overlook one that’s right next door.
But you don’t need to drive far for great camping options!
Here are five reasons you should consider Earl Rowe Provincial Park when you’re planning your next (or your first!) camping adventure.
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Today’s post comes from Brianne Schneider, a Learn to Fish leader at Emily Provincial Park.
New to fishing? Want to freshen up your skills? The Learn to Fish program is for you!
This two-hour session begins on land but ends along the shores catching the big one or the small one. The best part about fishing is that the catch gets larger with time!
Continue reading 5 reasons why you should try our Learn to Fish program
Today’s post comes from year-round multispecies angler and writer Ashley Rae of SheLovesToFish.com.
Fishing is a wonderful year-round activity that can be enjoyed at any age.
It’s a sport that doesn’t require much: you can get by with some basic tackle and fish from shore, or you can dive right in gearing-up with all the latest and greatest equipment and watercraft.
When introducing newcomers to the sport, there are a few key points to keep in mind that will ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience for all.
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Happy Family Fishing Week!
From June 29 – July 7, 2019, Canadian residents can fish without a licence! It’s the perfect time to get back on the water, or introduce a loved one to fishing!
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Ever wanted to try the Learn to Fish program? Well, you’re in luck because the Learn to Fish team is hitting the road!
The mobile unit is stocked with fishing gear, and the crew is headed out on their 2017 park tour. They’ll be stopping by at almost a dozen provincial parks to bring Learn to Fish to you.
The Learn to Fish program is a totally free, two-hour session where you’ll learn everything you need to go fishing on your own.
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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!
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Today’s post comes from professional angler Italo Labignan and the Learn to Fish team!
When it comes to enjoying sportfishing in Ontario, some of the easiest and most plentiful fish to catch — whether from a boat or from shore — are panfish.
The most popular panfish in Ontario are the sunfish family (pumpkinseed, bluegill, rock bass & crappie) and perch.
Here’s what you need to know to catch them:
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You’re never too old or too young to land your first catch!
The Learn to Fish program invites participants to discover a fun outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy! This free two-hour program combines a practical teaching session with hands-on fishing, supported by experienced instructors. Participants learn about fish identification, safety tips and equipment use. All equipment – rods, reels, lures, lifejackets and even a one-day fishing licence – is provided. Everything you need to land your first catch!
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Visiting your nearest provincial park is a start
As people around the world prepare to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, Ontarians have everything they need right in their own backyard. With more than 330 provincial parks covering 8.2 million hectares of parkland, Ontario is a veritable playground for all things fun and environmental.
Here are five ways you can enjoy the spirit of Earth Day in April and throughout the year:
Learn to camp
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