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Fishing for Fun

Discover the very Canadian activity of fishing to learn more about the fish species living in waterways around you. Master the art of fishing, from assembling and casting your rod to reeling in a catch.

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Plan

  • When will you hold your fishing adventure? Family Fishing Weekend?
  • Where will you hold your fishing adventure? Is fishing allowed there?
  • What do you need to go fishing?
  • What snacks will you bring?

Do

  • Plan a family fishing day to discover the wonders of your local waterways and life below the surface.
  • With help from your Scouters, plan a fishing adventure to learn how to tie on hooks, cast your rod, and reel in different fish based on their diet and habitat.

Review

  • What did you find out about different fish and their needs, habitat and diet?
  • What skills did fishing teach you to help you in other things?
  • What do you know now that you did not know before?

Keep it Simple

  • Fathers do so much to keep their children safe, happy and loved! Why not show your dad (or another special guest) how loved he is with a fishing adventure for his special day? As a Section, invite your dad (or another parent or guardian) for an afternoon of fishing fun to show just how much they mean to you. Many parts of the country offer a free fishing weekend in June or July.

Take it Further

  • Mix your fishing adventure with a BioBlitz of what’s in the waters near you and explore how you might protect them. From your BioBlitz, take a look at any invasive species in the waters that are harmful to fish and our waters. Be sure to keep tabs on fishing safety and around other animals and plants.