Hooked on Fishing


NEW PARIS – The Light Foundation acquired the locally known Hooked on Fishing program in 2022. Several local anglers started it to teach young people to fish, provide better local fishing opportunities, and give participants an understanding of and a greater appreciation for natural resources.

We believe that fishing is a great way for families to spend time together outdoors, and our events give hundreds of young people each summer a chance to experience the thrill of the sport — some for their very first time.

At each event, we provide information on fish and aquatic life, rules and regulations for fishing, as well as basic instruction on baiting a hook, tying a knot, casting, important tactics on how to catch a fish, and finally how to handle and return fish to water. Thanks to our sponsors, each event includes the provision of rods, reels, bait, and tackle to participants for 90 minutes of catch-and-release fishing.

Next Event:
Saturday, June 15th from 10-12
Camp Mahanaim | 6336 Guy Murray Rd New Paris, OH
Bring lawn chairs, refreshments, and some fishing supplies!

RSVP here