Borrow Fishing Rods and Tackle Boxes at NFPL

There’s something fishy going on at the Niagara Falls Public Library!

As of May 3rd, NFPL cardholders can borrow fishing rods, reels, tackle boxes, and youth fishing licenses from the Chippawa location of the Niagara Falls Public Library thanks to the TackleShare Program!

The TackleShare Program makes fishing equipment available to Ontarians at no cost. They provide fishing rods, reels, and tackle boxes to ‘loaner sites’ (Chippawa library, in this case) that then lend them out to customers.

The program is made possible through a partnership with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and is sponsored by Ontario Power Generation

When you borrow TackleShare equipment with your library card, you will be given one fishing rod and reel, one tackle box with various lures and bobbers, and one youth fishing license (usable by anyone under the age of 18).

For those 18 and over, you will need to provide your own fishing license in order to use the TackleShare equipment. This is a legal requirement by the province of Ontario. Alternatively, you can fish without a license during these dates: 

  • Mother’s Day Weekend in May (May 8-9, 2021)
  • Father’s Day Weekend in June (June 19-20, 2021)
  • Family Fishing Week in July (July 3-11, 2021)

You can also visit this page for more information about license-free fishing.

The TackleShare equipment can be borrowed on an adult card, for 3 weeks with 0 renewals. NFPL also kindly requests that you return the equipment to our Chippawa location when you’re done with it.

The Library is so excited to be a part of this initiative, especially since there are so many great places to fish in the area! If you need some inspiration, take a look at some of these links: 

And if you catch anything, make sure to tag us on Instagram @nflibrary!

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