National Fishing Week Safety Tips

Written by Sarah on July 9, 2013

It’s National Fishing Week in Canada and this means the waterways will be busier than they usually are! For two weekends, you can hit the lakes and reel them in without a fishing license. Here are some things you can do to keep the lakes safe when you’re trying to hook that big one this week:

·       Wear your lifejacket folks. At the water, on the water, near the water. It can only save your life if worn.


·       You may not need your fishing license between July 6-14th but remember that your boat license is still required for boats with motors! Get licensed here:


·       Keep a first aid kit on the boat–especially if you’re fishing with kids.


·       Don’t go fishing alone–take a buddy. By travelling in pairs, you’ll not only have someone to take that picture of you with the big catch, but you’ll have someone to help you in the event of an on-water emergency.


Get out there and go fishing! Encourage a friend who has never gone before to join you! Chances are they won’t pay for a fishing license until they know they enjoy the sport. So introduce someone to recreational fishing!




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