About Our Loaner Sites

How does it work?
Fishing rods, reels, and tackle boxes are ready to be borrowed at over 140 loaner sites in Ontario…just like a library book!

  1. Find your nearest loaner site
  2. Call them to ensure rods are available
  3. Fill out a quick sign out form
  4. Go Fishing!
  5. Return gear to the same location
  6. and repeat!

Since its launch in 1998, the program has become a province-wide success with over 140 loaner sites. Thanks to this program, accessibility to angling equipment is no longer a barrier, and children and families are able to get involved in recreational fishing together.

Interested in becoming a loaner site?

The addition of new loaner sites is done on a case-by-case basis as equipment and suitable sites are identified. While we are currently not adding new loaner sites, all applications will be kept on file for future consideration when additional equipment becomes available.

Loaner Site Survey

Find a TackleShare loaner site in this map and borrow fishing equipment for FREE!

To be eligible as a TackleShare Loaner site, you must:

  • Be within a reasonable walking distance to a fishable shoreline
  • Keep fishing equipment tidy and readily available for all participants
  • Promote free use of TackleShare fishing equipment to the public whenever possible
  • Stress water safety as the number one concern!

In return, the TackleShare program will provide you with:

  • Fishing equipment (rods, reels, and tackle)
  • Promotional materials (posters, brochures, young angler licences, etc.)
  • Educations materials (current fishing regulations, other fishing-related booklets)
Travelling TackleShare
If you would like more specific information about becoming an TackleShare Loaner site, please contact us and we will provide you with more details.