If fishing has fascinated you but you didn’t have a clue about how to go about it, now is the time to learn the basics of fishing at Heart Lake Conservation Area on July 11th where everyone can fish without a licence.
The Heart Lake event is the first of three Learn to Fish Program events in Brampton this summer.
There are two sessions – one at 10 a.m., the other at 1 p.m.
Each session includes one hour of training on fishing basics, safety, species identification, basic tackle, conservation and other information, followed by an hour of hands-on fishing.
All children must be accompanied by an adult and the recommended age is six years or older. All equipment is provided and the event is free, but pre-registration is required at www.trcastewardshipvevents.ca.
The conservation area is located at 10818 Heart Lake Rd.
The next event is Saturday, July 11, at Professor’s Lake, and participants there will also be allowed to fish licence-free and the session will mirror the Heart Lake event, with sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
It also requires pre-registration at www.trcastewardshipvevents.ca.
Professor’s Lake is located at 1660 North Park Dr.
The third event is not scheduled for Family Fishing Week. It will be held at Indian Line Campground, 7625 Finch Ave.
Adults between the ages of 18 and 65 years must bring their fishing licence to take part in the fishing portion of this program because it is not being held during the special licence-free week.
Space is limited and registration is required at www.trcastewardshipvevents.ca.
There will also be a Learn to Fish booth at Carabram’s Canada Pavillion, 23 Regan Rd., July 10 to 12.
For other events across the province, visit http://www.ontario.ca/travel-and-recreation/learn-fish.