What is Learn to Fish?

The Learn to Fish program introduces kids, teens and adults to fishing.

The program will teach you how to:

  • rig, bait and cast a fishing rod
  • identify and catch local fish species
  • get a fishing licence and follow fishing regulations
  • discover more about fishing in Ontario
  • fish safely and sustainably

Learn to Fish program schedule

We look forward to bringing back the in-person Learn to Fish program in the future as health trends continue to improve in Ontario. We want to thank you for your support and interest in the program and hope to see you in the future.

Learn to Fish — Digital

The digital Learn to Fish program helps you navigate this new world of fishing. Follow along as we review all the basics of how to fish with videos, quizzes and other resources like our Learn to Fish Guide.

At the end of this program, you will have the knowledge and confidence to fish on your own.

Follow us on social media @FishWildlifeON for more information.

Request fishing information materials

If you are interested in Learn to Fish promotional materials for your event, contact us at learntofish@ontario.ca.


The Learn to Fish program is provided by the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry with support from our sponsors.

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