Fishing Academy


June 4-8, 2018

Your most memorable fishing trip ever, and not because you didn’t catch a thing!

Guestrooms start at $349 per night.

This package can not be booked online – please call or email us to book!

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Blow the dust off the ol’ fishin’ pole and refresh your skills with us, June 4-8.

For countless Canadians, fishing means having an old fishing rod and tackle box somewhere in the shed or garage that gets pulled out every few years for a weekend with friends, beer, and bathing a worm or a minnow while forgetting that you’re really not sure how to land a fish.

If that’s you, you’re really missing out. Canadian lakes boast some of the world’s best fishing, with hugely varied options, from fly fishing for half pound brook trout to casting half pound lures at 60 inch muskie, dropping worms off the dock at sunfish or casting corn at wary carp as they cruise the shallows. The options are endless.

Give us 4 days, and resident fishing guy / General Manager Ben Samann will change the way you see fishing. Learn why your choice of rod and line matter, practice casting flies at sunfish off the dock, and train your arm to throw muskie lures with a baitcaster.

  • Monday: Arrival and a session on fishing tackle – experience why line weight matters, learn how to set your drag and why, and play with different rods and reels.
  • Tuesday: Head to the water with fly rods to practice casting at sunfish. Learn to take fish off the hook, and the basics of being prepared.
  • Wednesday: In the UK, carp fishing is one of the most popular types of fishing. In Canada, this species is widely ignored despite being plentiful and invasive. Learn how we bait our carp and the complications of setting up for success.
  • Thursday: Bait casting for muskie, “the fish of 10 000 casts” – we’re going to head out on the lake by boat exploring some great muskie spots. Bait casting rods are the best for big game.
  • Friday: The day to play. Borrow any of the tackle and head out on your own. Enjoy the whole day on the water, even after check out.
The details:
  • Fishing Academy happens June 4-8, 2018
  • Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
    Lunch consists of one item from our lunch menu, dinner is one entree plus an appetizer or dessert, per person. Kids under 12 select from the kids’ menu.
  • Space is limited, so book early. Spouses, partners, and others are welcome to join you for the week without participating in the course.

This package can not be booked online – please call or email us to book!

Guestoom 1 Bedroom Cottage 2 Bedroom Cottage 3 Bedroom Cottage
Rate (total for 4 nights) $ 1399 $ 1639 $ 2359 $ 3079
Max Number of Guests 2 2 4 6
All our packages always include:
  • Viamede’s signature breakfast
  • Our full recreation program
  • Free parking and Wifi
  • Deluxe room amenities
  • All service charges, resort fees, marketing fees, and other charges are included in your room rate. Just add the tax.

Effective December 4, 2015

We at Viamede Resort value the privacy of all our guests and friends. That’s why in addition to a lock on the door of each guestroom, we have detailed how we use any information we receive.

Oh—and before we go any further—we’ll just let everyone know right off the bat that we comply with current Canadian privacy legislation.

1) What kind of information do we collect?

There are two different types of information that we collect: personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-Personal Information”).

This might sounds complicated but it’s fairly straightforward.

Personal Information

We are a resort and people come visit, book rooms, and enjoy gourmet local food all of the time. As a result of these exchanges, we end up collecting some personal information—which is usually voluntarily given—that includes things like:

We take this information very seriously and only use it to facilitate your stay with us and to keep you in the loop should you wish.

Non-Personal Information

Through your interactions with us, our website and analytics platforms, and through our advertising partners, we may collect information that cannot be used to identify who you are. This type of information that may be collected are things like:

2) How do we collect information?

We collect this information in a few different ways.

When you provide us with information in making a purchase.
Fairly straightforward. You book a room, we receive personal information.

When you sign up to our e-mail list.
If you sign up to receive updates, we end up with a bit of your personal information. With your permission, we send you special information and you can decide to opt out at any point.

When you communicate with us.
When you reach out by e-mail, social media or by hand delivered letter, we may keep those for our records.

Information we automatically collect.
Like most websites, our services may incorporate fancy things like “pixel tags” and “cookies” which allow us to track actions and serve you information about our products and services. All of these collect Non-Personal Information.

3) How is the information used?

Personal Information could be used to:

4) What about Non-Personal Information?

From time to time, we use third-party advertising companies to serve you ads when you visit our website. They may use Non-Personal Information about your visits to this and other websites to provide ads about goods and services that are of interest to you. If you would like more information about this wizardry or to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies you can look here.

5) What else?

We want to make sure you enjoy your time with us and that your information is protected. Personal Information will only be used or shared when necessary and we would never sell you out by giving your information to third parties without good reason.

Unsurprisingly, we reserve the right to update our privacy policy at any time. When that happens, we will update the effective date at the top of this page so that you know.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. We hope to see you around soon.