Fish Along with TackleShare
Fish Along with TackleShare
TackleShare Goes Virtual in 2021
The Travelling TackleShare program is going virtual in 2021 while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to prevent in-person group fishing events.
All anglers – young and old, new and experienced – are encouraged to “Fish Along with TackleShare” staff as they head out each week to local lakes and rivers to fish for different species all year long. Weekly videos will be posted to tackleshare.com showing how staff fared and all tips and tricks they learned. Viewers will be encouraged to upload photos of their own catches to receive free fishing prizes and entry into monthly prize draws from TackleShare sponsors.
Additional videos will be posted each month with activities and crafts for kids, DIY projects, and “fishing 101” lessons on equipment, species identification, cooking your catch, and how to use the fishing regulations summary.
Anglers Program Details
STEP 1: Catch a Fish in Ontario
Catch one of the 26 accepted species, in season (as per the Ontario Fishing Regulations), in a waterbody in Ontario. Qualifying fish species include: bass (smallmouth, largemouth), panfish (pumpkinseed, bluegill, yellow perch, rock bass, black crappie, white crappie), salmon (atlantic, chinook, coho, pink), trout (brown, brook, rainbow, lake, splake), channel catfish, brown bullhead, burbot, bowfin, walleye, common carp, muskellunge, tiger muskie, northern pike, cisco, and lake whitefish.
Step 2: Take a picture of you with the fish
A photo is required for all entries with you and fish in the same picture.
Step 3: Enter your photo online
Create a free TackleShare account and upload your photo(s) of fish caught. All new entries will require validation from our team and will appear as “pending” until validation is complete. Once your entry is validated it will appear online. If you catch more fish, log into your account and enter each one.
Step 4: Win awards and prizes!
Each fish submitted (with photo) will be entered into monthly prize giveaways. Anglers will receive free prizes via mail for completing these awards.
First Catch of the Year Award
Enter your 1st catch and receive a warm water fish poster, tote bag, colouring book and sticker.
Promising Prospect Award
Enter your 5th catch and receive a coldwater fish poster and OFAH buff.
TackleShare Pro Staff Award
Enter your 7th difference species and receive a certificate and surprise item.
The OFAH, with Ontario Power Generation as title sponsor, is proud to deliver this important program that encourages fishing as a fun, family activity that can be done anywhere in Ontario while staying within your family bubble.
Wherever you fish, remember to follow signs and “Stay Clear, Stay Safe” as water near dams and hydro stations can turn dangerous in a heartbeat.