Kids Can Catch Program

Kids Can Catch is a province-wide program in which ACA partners with community and corporate partners to create free family fishing events at lakes and ponds. We developed Kids Can Catch as a way to invite Albertans to fish at stocked and natural waterbodies and to hook new and young anglers on fishing, fish conservation, and responsible angling. In 2022, Kids Can Catch events across Alberta welcomed nearly 4,400 adults and children and 93 organizations, partners, and sponsors. A record 23 public events took place this year with a 24th private event in partnership with The Africa Centre. Four of these events were brand new to the program, while some others that had taken a hiatus, opened up their events again. After the COVID-19 pandemic forced families to spend more time outdoors together, we have seen an increased uptake in organizations wanting to host events and more people interested in them. We hope this trend continues!


Alberta Agriculture, Forestry & Rural Economic Development, Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch, Alberta Hunter Education Instructors' Association (AHEIA), Alberta Parks, AltaLink, Backroads Mapbooks, Barrow Safety Services, Inc., Bass Pro Shop and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, BGC Airdrie Club, Big Bird BBQ, Big Chief Jerky, Big Lakes County FCSS, Bow River Fly Fishing Company, Braces Plus Orthodontics, Buy-Low Foods Westerose, Cabela’s, Canadian National Railway Company, Canadian Tire, Canadian Tire – Hinton, Canadian Wildlife Federation: WILD Outside Program, Cargill Meats, Castor & District FCSS, Castor Elks Club, City of Beaumont, City of Fort Saskatchewan, City of Lacombe, CN Police Service, Coronation Elks Club, County of Grande Prairie Parks and Recreation Department, D & M Concrete, David Robson, deSIGNS by Tam, Dow, Edmonton Old Timers Club, Edmonton Trout Fishing Club, Edson Fish and Game Association, EQUS, Fort Lions Club, Fort Saskatchewan Naturalist Society, Fortis Alberta, Fountain Tire, Fresh Live Bait, Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce, High Calibre Sports, Home Hardware: Wabamun, Innisfail Fish & Game Association, Joussard Community Association, Lacombe Co-Op, Lake Chaparral Residents Association, Lamont Fish & Game Association, Larry & Janis Schmidek (Pond Owner), Len Thompson Fishing Lures, Len Thompson Lures, Lesser Slave Forest Education Society, Lesser Slave Watershed Council, Lil Bettas Swim School, MNP, NFP, Northern Lights Fly Fishers, Okotoks and District Fish and Game Association, Onoway Fish and Game Association, Parkland Citizen Patrol, Parkland County, Parkland County Emergency Services, Pigeon Lake Watershed Association, Pinto Ice Shack Rentals, Real Canadian Superstore, Resident Care Foundation – Hinton, Rig-A-Jig Bait Shop, Servus Credit Union, Stony Plain Fish and Game Association, Sunny 94, Superfly, Sylvan Lake Wranglers Jr B Hockey Club, Taber Fish &Game, Terry’s Lease Maintenance, The Fishin' Hole, Thermal Shack Rentals, Thompson Pallister Bait Co., Town of Gibbons, Town of Hinton, Town of Sylvan Lake, Town of Taber, TransAlta, Village Emporium Lifestyle Boutique, Wabamun Watershed Management Council, Walleye Master Tackle & Bait Ltd., Wes David and Fishing the Wild West TV, West Parkland Gas, Wolf Midstream, Yellowhead County Parks and Recreation, Zebco Tackle

Annual Summaries

Title Year Category
Kids Can Catch Program 2014-2015 4
Kids Can Catch Program 2015-2016 4
Kids Can Catch Program 2016-2017 4
Kids Can Catch Program 2017-2018 4
Kids Can Catch Program 2018-2019 4
Kids Can Catch Program 2019-2020 4
Kids Can Catch Program 2020-2021 4
Kids Can Catch Program 2021-2022 4
Kids Can Catch Program 2022-2023 4