Learn to Fish

Learn to Fish is an exciting initiative designed to introduce participants to recreational fishing. The fun, hands-on lessons make it a perfect fit for youth and their families as well as organized groups of all ages and abilities. Since it's launch in 2006, the program has been delivered to over 100,000 youth and their families across the province!

The Learn to Fish program is based at our Visitor Centres in Abbotsford and Fort Steele (near Cranbrook), but lessons are also held at lakes throughout the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island, and in Thompson-Okanagan Provincial Parks. Click here to visit the events calendar and find a program near you.

Financial support for the program is provided by Rapala, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, Columbia Basin Trust, Teck Highland Valley Copper and the Province of British Columbia.

What you'll learn:

  • Fish identification and biology
  • Habitat and conservation
  • Rods, reels, lines and tackle
  • Knot tying
  • Proper fish handling and ethics
  • Safety and fishing regulations
  • Casting and retrieving
  • Where, when and how to catch fish
  • Hands on fishing (all tackle and equipment provided)
Download our Learn to Fish Guide.
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