Ontario River Fishing Lessons

Ontario River Fishing Lessons

Ontario river fishing lessons should be done by expert river guides. Learning under the guidance of a professional is like taking ten years off your learning curve in less than a day.  If you are interested in river fishing lessons in Ontario, the guides and instructors at A Perfect Drift Guide Company have been teaching multiple methods of fishing for over 20 years.

Individualized Ontario river fishing lessons for all skill levels are welcome, so regardless if it’s your first day of river fishing, or you have 50 years of experience, an expert river guide can customize all our individual lessons to your current skill level and needs.

As the head guide and owner at A Perfect Drift Guide Company, I’ve yet to run into an angler that I couldn’t teach something or help them improve in one way or another. I also know as an expert river angler that many anglers don’t catch very many fish simply because they do not know how and they can benefit from river fishing lessons.

Anglers getting river fishing lessons in Ontario

I believe that on-the-river instruction is the fastest way and the only way to learn fly fishing, spin fishing and float fishing with a Centerpin reel or spinning reel. All our classes and lessons are done on the river with a rod in your hand.

Our specialty is river fishing, so if you would prefer to learn to fly fish on a pond, a soccer field, a park, or even in a gymnasium we’re probably not the guide for you!

I can teach up to three anglers at time during a small group lesson, so if you want to bring a buddy or family member you can, but remember, the more people attending the less time I can spend coaching you. You will learn and catch more if it’s one on one.

I call individual lessons a “Guide Lesson” because we are actually fishing while I teach and coach you, and that way, you’ve got a good chance of catching fish, which also enables me to help you with your fish fighting and handling abilities.

Ontario river fishing lessons


Learning how to fly fish on your own can be a little frustrating especially when you’re not catching fish. Hiring a guide can speed up your learning curving so you start catching more fish.

Book your lesson by contacting me via our guide website.

We offer beginner fly classes and advanced classes as well as individual lessons. For more info on all lessons, visit our Fly Fishing Lessons Page – HERE


Ontario Centerpin Fishing

Centerpin fishing is likely the fastest-growing style of river fishing for Steelhead and Salmon because it’s very effective and very fun.

We are the first and only company in Ontario offering river anglers the choice of Centerpin Classes or Private one-on-one lessons.

Your guided trip can be tailored to improving your skills at the same time as you’re fishing, I call it a guided lesson. This type of guided lesson is great for both beginner and more advanced anglers.

For more information on our Centerpin Classes and Lessons, visit our Centerpin fishing page – HERE

Good Luck,


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