Learn to Fish

In one hands-on session you’ll learn where, when and how to catch fish. The program is designed for youth between the ages of 5 and 15 and their families, but is easily adapted to organized groups of all ages and abilities. Launched in 2006, Learn to Fish is delivered to 25,000 youth and their families across the province each year.

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 in municipal and provincial parks throughout the Lower Mainland, southern Vancouver Island, Kootenays and Thompson-Okanagan. Click here to visit the events calendar and find a program near you.

Financial support for the program is provided by the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, Columbia Basin Trust, Rapala, Ram Trucks, 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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