Learn to Fish at Valens Lake

Learn to Fish is returning to Valens Lake!

The event will be hosted by staff from Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry on Friday, July 8. There will be two Learn to Fish sessions, and will be limited to 30 participants total for both. Participants must register in advance.


Date: Friday July, 8

Time: Two sessions
Morning session will run from 10am-12pm
Afternoon session will run from 1pm-3pm

Where: Valens Lake – Meet at the Boat Launch

Cost: Free with Valens Lake Admission

How to sign up: You can call 905-525-2183, or there is a sign up sheet at the front gate at Valens Lake. Registration is first come, first served.

Learn to Fish FAQ

Q: What is the Learn to Fish program?
A: Learn to Fish is a two-hour program that teaches kids, teens, and adults how to fish. The first hour focuses on the use of equipment, fish species identification, how to fish safely and according to the regulations, and more. For the second hour, participants will get supervised, hands-on fishing experience.
Q: Where can I take the program?
A: We have 10 permanent locations (listed below). We also have a mobile unit that will be traveling throughout the summer to various locations. Full schedule can be found here from June to August.

  • Balsam Lake Provincial Park (Kirkfield)
  • Darlington Provincial Park (Bowmanville)
  • Earl Rowe Provincial Park (Alliston)
  • Emily Provincial Park (Omemee)
  • Grundy Lake Provincial Park (Britt)
  • Heart Lake Conservation Area (Brampton)
  • Shade’s Mills Conservation Area (Cambridge)
  • Sibbald Point Provincial Park (Jacksons Point)
  • Six Mile Lake Provincial Park (Port Severn)
  • Parks of the St. Lawrence (Cornwall)
Q: How much does it cost to take this program?
A: It’s free! However, most locations require an entrance fee.
Q: Do I need a fishing license to participate in the program?
A: No! When you register for the program, you will be given a promotional license for that day only. If you decide to fish on any day other than your registered date, you will require a fishing license.
Q: Do I need to bring any fishing equipment?
A: No! We provide everything you need, including fishing rods and reels, bait, lifejackets, sunglasses, and a fishing licence for that day. 
Q: Is the program drop-in?
A: No, the program is not drop-in. The first hour is mandatory in order to participate in the second hour of fishing. Please arrive five minutes before the session starts to sign-in.