|National Fishing Week is a coast-to-coast-to coast awareness program that has been declared Canada's week to explore the magic lure of fresh and saltwater sport fishing. Parents, youngsters and wanna-be anglers everywhere, are invited to experience Canada's amazing outdoors. With over 1 million lakes, rivers and streams plus three oceans, Canada can justly boast the greatest array of fishing adventures anywhere on the planet.
The purpose of this long-awaited event is to encourage more Canadians to experience the excitement and the many benefits of recreational fishing. Fishing is one of the easiest and most affordable ways for families to come together in a meaningful way. It is also one of the finest teaching tools we have to help youngsters and adults acquire a solid appreciation of our outdoor environment and all of the creatures who rely so heavily on us to use these resources wisely. Fishing and other related
activities also generate over $7 billion each year for the Canadian economy. Above all, fishing is an integral part of our culture. It helps define us as Canadians.
Outdoor organizations, government resource agencies, tackle retailers and volunteers are preparing to host hundreds of events in almost every province and territory. Clinics, seminars, tournaments, interpretive classes, retail sales and derbies are being held in over 100 communities across the country.
National Fishing Week is an initiative of the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation and the National Recreational Fishing Task Group representing the collective provinces and territories. Fishing tackle retailers and outdoor organizations are another integral part of this program