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Ontario Expands Popular Learn to Fish Program to Urban Areas

Toronto, ONThe Ontario government is making waves this summer by expanding its popular Learn to Fish program, designed to make fishing more accessible and engaging for people across the province. With an additional 2,700 new spots available, the program aims to teach more Ontarians the joys of fishing, particularly targeting urban areas.

“Fishing is a wonderful activity and long-standing tradition in Ontario, and I’m glad to be offering more opportunities – many of them in urban areas – for people to take part in the Learn to Fish program,” said Graydon Smith, Minister of Natural Resources. “Expansion of this program creates more opportunities for people to get out and explore Ontario’s many lakes and rivers and maybe even find a new hobby.”

This year, the Learn to Fish program will extend its reach to include new locations such as Lakefront Promenade and Lake Aquitaine in Mississauga, and Sibbald Point Provincial Park in Georgina. These additions are part of the province’s commitment to bringing outdoor activities closer to urban residents.

Moreover, the Learn to Fish mobile unit will be making its rounds to 11 locations this year, including provincial parks, conservation areas, and various events. This initiative ensures that even more communities have access to fishing education and experiences.

The Learn to Fish program, which is free of charge, offers a comprehensive two-hour session that combines one hour of practical teaching with one hour of supervised hands-on fishing. Participants of all ages will learn essential skills such as rigging, baiting, casting a fishing rod, identifying and catching local fish species, obtaining a fishing license, and adhering to fishing regulations. The program also emphasizes fishing safety and sustainability.

Participants will be provided with everything they need for a successful session, including fishing rods, reels, bait, lifejackets, and sunglasses. Experienced instructors will be on hand to ensure a safe and enjoyable learning environment.

Sessions for the Learn to Fish program begin in June and run through late August. Those interested can sign up online to secure their spot.

For more information or to register for a session, visit the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources website.

Samantha Deschamps

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