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Event Series Event Series: Canonsburg Evenings

Evening Fishing or Kayaking at Canonsburg Lake

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

May – September 2023 │ 5pm – 7pm
Canonsburg Lake Boat Ramp │ Canonsburg, PA

A NOTE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM: If the water/air temperatures are too cold to kayak on this day, we will only have fishing available.

Join us for this reoccurring program throughout the summer!  We will be providing instruction on select Monday evenings from 5pm to 7pm at the Canonsburg Lake Boat Ramp.

You can sign up for fishing (10 spots) or kayaking (20 spots) for the program.

▷ How do I sign up to attend?

Register yourself and anyone attending with you below. We ask that you sign up so we know how many are attending and how to contact you in case of severe weather.

Please only select fishing or kayaking for your individual ticket. You can only fish or only kayak for each evening.


What does the fishing program provide?

  • All fishing gear needed: rods/reels, bait, tackle, nets, and safety equipment
  • Instruction for learning to fish
  • Assistance with baiting, catches and fish ID
  • Fishing license exemption: you will not need a fishing license to attend the program
    • thanks to the Fishing Skills Instructor (FSI) certification program through the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

▷ What do I need to bring fish?

Just bring anyone attending, hydration, sun protection, and curiosity! We’ll have everything else on-site that you will need.

▷ Never fished before? Learn with us!

Our staff will be able to teach you the basics of fishing from casting, baiting your hook, and hopefully reeling in your first catch! We can work with you individually to help you learn this great outdoor sport. By the end of the program you’ll be a SMART angler!

▷ Would you like adaptive fishing gear?

We have gear that can be used upon request, including rod holders for chairs/wheelchairs and wrist supports. Please e-mail Amanda at to reserve adaptive gear.



What does the kayaking program provide?

  • All kayaking gear needed: kayaks, PFDs, safety gear, and paddles
  • Instruction for learning how to kayak
  • Knowledgeable guide for kayaking on Canonsburg Lake
  • Assistance with entry and exit of the water from shore

▷ What do I need to bring kayak?

Just bring anyone attending, hydration, sun protection, and sandals/closed toe shows with an ankle strap. This keeps you safe when entering and exiting the water.

▷ Never kayaked before? Learn with us!

Our staff will be able to show you the basics of kayaking from entering the kayak, paddle strokes, and more.

This is one of many Pittsburgh First Catch Program events held around the western PA region. The Pittsburgh First Catch Program is a pilot program developed to connect outdoor fishing and kayaking experiences with youth, young adults, and adults throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Make sure to check out all the amazing FREE programs through this project!

This project is supported by the R3 Education Grant Program, administered by Venture Outdoors and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, through a grant awarded by the R.K. Mellon Foundation.



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September 26
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Amanda Westerlund


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Canonsburg Lake Boat Ramp
Canonsburg Lake Boat Ramp
Canonsburg, 15317
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