Canada’s National Fishing Week: An Opportunity to Reconnect With Loved Ones

Canada’s National Fishing Week is about to begin, and the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation (CNSF) is encouraging Canadians to use it to reconnect with each other and with the joy of fishing.

National Fishing Week, July 2 to 10, 2022, is an annual summertime event designed to help Canadians experience the thrill of recreational fishing. After two years of isolation and stress, fishing is a great way to recharge. It is also an easy and affordable way to connect — or reconnect — with friends and family.

“It’s been proven that fishing has a positive impact on mental wellness,” says Mike Melnik, Managing Director of the CNSF. “It’s hard to feel stressed, worried, or lonely when you’re out in nature. And casting a line with somebody you care about is a simple way to connect or reconnect.”

About National Fishing Week: Canada’s National Fishing Week is supported by Catch Fishing, a national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians to get outdoors and enjoy our angling heritage throughout the year. It is supported by federal, provincial, and territorial governments, as well as hundreds of organizations and businesses that work hard to ensure sustainable fishing opportunities while safeguarding fish populations everywhere. To find out more about National Fishing Week, visit


Tips for Fishing Safely:

  • Ensure you have all the necessary supplies to keep you safe including life jackets and a first aid kit.
  • Adhere to all municipal, First Nation community, provincial, and federal guidelines, and restrictions.
  • Consider ways to support your local outdoor retailer, tour company, or tackle shop.
Canada's National Fishing Week. Forver wild and free.