Going Fishing for the First Time


Parents, youngsters and wanna-be anglers everywhere are invited to experience Canada’s amazing outdoors!

With over 1 million lakes, rivers and streams plus three oceans, Canada can justly boast one of the most diverse natural environments on the planet. Fishing offers Canadians an opportunity to experience this vast landscape for themselves. Whether they’re seeking a little serenity, a getaway with family, or a heart-pounding adventure on the water, fishing offers it all.

So get out there and Go Fishing!

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.