Initiated by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), the TackleShare Program gives new and intermediate anglers the opportunity to go fishing by removing the barriers that prevent them from getting involved, such as access to fishing equipment, and knowledge about recreational angling. Participating anglers simply sign out a rod and reel, as well as an assortment of tackle in the same way that they would borrow library material from a TackleShare Loaner Site or learn about fishing from educational fishing videos on our YouTube channel.
TACKLESHARE PROGRAM LOANER SITES
Since its launch in 1998, the TackleShare Program has become a huge success with more than 140 loaner sites across the province, allowing thousands of new anglers to become involved in recreational fishing. Participating anglers can sign out a rod, reel, and stocked tackle box, similar to borrowing library materials – at no cost. These loaner sites can be found at various Ontario Parks, public libraries, conservation authorities, and other community organizations.
Click here to learn more about TackleShare Loaner Sites, or to find one near you!
Fish Along with TackleShare
The Fish Along with TackleShare Challenge that encouraged anglers to submit photos of their catches is not running in 2024. Thank you to all past participants for sharing your great photos. We encourage you to keep using our educational fishing videos posted to our YouTube Channel while you are out catching the big one!”