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TackleShare Program

ANNOUNCEMENT! We'd be closing on Friday 24th Feb. 2022 due to the snowstorm.

Supported by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG), the TackleShare Program gives new and young anglers the opportunity to go fishing at no cost. There are many barriers to introducing new anglers to fishing; TackleShare programs remove these barriers by providing the equipment and knowledge to get them started.

Equipment is available for a one week loan period. 

As a TackleShare site, the library is not responsible for ensuring a borrower’s licensing. The following resources provide information on regulations, licensing, fishing with kids, and places to fish around North Grenville:

  • Please see  Ontario Fishing Regulations to ensure a safe and informed start to you fishing season.
  • Fishing Licensing: Buy or renew your fishing license online or find a participating licence issuer.
  • Find licensing information for Ontario residents, Canadian residents, and non-Canadian residents. Get current licensing fees for Ontario Residents.
  • Youth Fishing: Gather tips for fishing with your kids.
  • Places to Fish in North Grenville: No boat? No problem!  Kemptville and Burritts Rapids are ideally set on the Rideau Canal System, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Kemptville Creek runs right through the town. Fishing is permitted at Anniversary Park, Rotary Park, and Curry Park.
  • Visit Friends of the Rideau and see also Ontario fisheries management zone information for interesting information.