Recreational fishing is a heritage activity that provides an opportunity for people of all ages and from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds to get outdoors and enjoy both the excitement and serenity of fishing. By hosting an event, you could introduce someone to an activity that could become a life-long passion and inspire new stewards of the environment.
"The Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation would like to acknowledge the contributions of:
Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters,
Provincial and Territorial governments"
Everything you need is now available. From ideas for different types of events to planning timelines to working with the media, you will have all the information you need to host a memorable event. To help you plan and hold a successful event, refer to the links that apply to your circumstances.
EVENTS PLANNING SERIES TUTORIALS
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Complete Tutorial Set
01 Competitive Fishing Event Introduction
02 Kids Catch and Release Tournament Introduction
03 Competitive Fishing Contest Introduction
04 Fishing Derby Introduction
05 Event Timelines
06 Location and Insurance
07 Equipment, Food and Prizes
08 Developing Partners & Sponsors
09 Working With Volunteers
10 Registration & Coordination
11 Safety Guidelines: Competitive Fishing Event
13 Marketing and Media
14 Tournament Rules & Guidelines
15 Angling & Handling Guidelines
16 Water Weigh-In System
17 Catch and Release
18 Fishing Regulations by Jurisdiction
19 District Fisheries Offices
20 Nunavut Regional Offices
21 Casting Activity
22 Fish & Fish Habitat Activity
23 Fishing Knots & Rigging Activity
24 Local Information
25 Resource Material/PDF Posters for Download