Hooked on Fishing

About Hooked on Fishing

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 to 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!


“This program aligns with our mission and is the perfect opportunity for us to engage more youth in the outdoors!”

– Brandi Turner, Marketing Coordinator

Get In Touch

440 Greenville Nashville Road
Greenville, OH 45331
(937) 316-6352

1 Merchant St. #4
Sharon, MA 02067

For media requests, please email margrette@mattlight72.com