Our instructors will LEAD you …
Our Instructors will CHALLENGE you …
In one of the best metropolitan fishing destinations in the Ontario!

Contact Us for booking or any questions.

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Learn to Fish Lessons & Instruction:

LTF ( Learn to Fish Lessons ) are available through our shop in Guelph Ontario. 

We are the leader in General Fishing Instruction, Fly Fishing Lessons and Guiding, in the immediate and surrounding area. 

Our instructors and guides will deliver a structured program that will get you “fishing” and hopefully “catching” quickly!

Many people have been intimidated by fishing or rather by fishermen …

Hook Line and Sinker & The First Cast’s vision is to guide and teach people how to Fish without the arrogance too often associated with our sport.

Your session is about you, and nature … not about us … 

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Knot tying portion of Fishing Lesson.

Perhaps you have been fishing for a while and not catching those “trophy” fish consistently. 

You will gain much from the SSAFS ( Style Specific Advanced Fishing Sessions ), where our instructor will discuss and observe your skills and make adjustments or recommendations as necessary.

Whether  you want to learn to master a basic spinning rod and reel, the baitcaster sitting in your closet because it’s frustrating, centerpin float rod and reel you bought on a whim, or the fly rod you received two years ago for Father’s Day, our instructors will guide you through the process in a way that you will participate and understand those principles while you practice them.

Our Customer Gallery will speak for itself. 

Hook , Line and Sinker and The First Cast Fly Shop is proud to announce that although we are now offering individual or partnered 4 hour compressive  sessions / lessons on selected Sundays.

Our 4 Hour Program Outline will include: 

A 2 hour “in-store session”, combined with 2 full hours of “outside instruction”!

During the lesson, we will discuss and educate with regards to:

  • Tackle selection and care – Rods, Reels, Lines , Lures;
  • Essential fishing knots;
  • Family Learn to Fly Fish Lesson Wet Wading TTFish identification and behaviour, understanding  lure selection including Top Water, Floating, Suspending and Sinking;
  • Casting techniques and dynamics;
  • Fishing strategies – Reading and understanding water, stalking and approach;
  • We will also discuss how to adjust and set up your equipment for different fishing situations;
  • Safety, conservation, and etiquette.

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You WILL NOT be disappointed!

If you book your lessons  early in the season, you will have weeks of summer days and nights to practice!

We supply all the equipment including, the rods and reels, and waders for the day if necessary! 

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced fisherman, our schools provide the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue the sport of a lifetime.

We are here to help make you a better angler!

Book your session today.

Although there are currently no certification requirements for guides in Ontario, we are FULLY Insured.

We have clients from all over Canada, the United States and the world who use our services.

See testimonials from our customers & clients.

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We are the leading provider of Fly Fishing Lessons, Corporate Team Building, and Guiding Services on the Upper Grand River, the Upper Credit River, and the Conestogo River.

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