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How to get Kids Hooked on Fishing Without getti...

May 09, 2017

Even for the seasoned angled, introducing fishing to a child can be a little daunting. Below are a few tips and tricks on how to get your line wet when it comes to kids and fishing. 1. Equipment There are lots to choose from when it comes to kid’s fishing equipment. Having a shorter and lighter rod makes for a lot less frustration in the long run. Shakespeare, Ugly Stik and Rapala all sell junior rods with some offering a rod/tackle combo starting at $20. Stop into your local Canadian Tire or tackle store to see what they have in stock. During the 2017 Toronto Sportsmen Show, a customer told us that her granddaughter caught a 7lb bass with her Dora the Explorer rod. Proud Grandma moment! 2. Licence Check with your local provincial or state regulations. In Ontario, Canada people between the ages of 18-65 are required to carry a valid fishing licence. For more info on Ontario fishing licences go here. 3. Safety It’s important to always practice proper water safety. On a boat, shore or dock there are dangers associated with each. Leading by example and choosing the right size life jacket or PFD are key factors...

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Snotty Celebrates - Part 2!

December 08, 2016

We found so many wonderful ideas for a fishing-themed party, we decided to share more of them in second blog post! Read on for ideas on how to make your next birthday party one to remember! Invite: Why not use the invitations to get going on the theme? These fisherman vest invitations are adorable and leave lots of room for creativity. You can even use your printable fish drawings for the fish in the pocket! Snotty, Pumpkin, Kahuna, Bucket Mouth, Skippy, and Wild Eyes would love to be featured! A little simpler, this bobber invitation packs just as much punch. Use the red half circle to fold open and closed to hide party details. (Photo from The Magic of Ordinary Things) Decorate: These fishing nets make a great display for child’s photos or even colouring pages guests colour in at the party. Use a variety of sizes of net to break up the space, and hang photos with clothespins to keep with the rustic feel. Sweets: This fish cake is easier to make than it looks - because it’s made of cupcakes and one round cake! Have your child choose their favourite colours and simply dye the icing to make...

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Snotty Celebration Ideas

November 17, 2016

Have a child’s birthday coming up? With so many aspects to plan, sometimes just choosing a theme can be difficult. Fishing makes a great motif, as it works all year long and can incorporate your child’s favourite colours, fun games, and interactive snacks. Best of all, it can be adjusted to different age groups to include activities for older or younger siblings and cousins. We’ve got you covered with ideas to make this year’s birthday party the best one yet! Decorate: Bobber Lanterns These bobbers provide light and some colour to the room! Plain paper lanterns can be found at your local dollar store, and all you need to do is paint the bottom half red. Make these the weekend before and get your family involved! (Example by Sand and Sisal) Seaweed Walls Let your kids feel like they’re under the water with the fish by decorating your walls with green streamers. Twisting them slightly gives the illusion of seaweed swaying in the water, with the blue circles emulating air bubbles floating around. Encourage your kids to help decorate by drawing their own construction paper fish and including it in the scenery. (Example by Mortashed Medley) Sign Post Create the feeling of...

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Fish Tales: The Best Books on Fishing Fun for Kids

September 08, 2016

September 8th is International Literacy Day! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite books to inspire a love of fishing in little ones. Head on over to your local bookstore or public library today and scoop up some of these great reads for story time tonight. 1. The Berenstain Bears Gone Fishin'! by Mike Berenstain  Go fishing with your favorite family of bears with this delightful classic! In this book, Papa Bear is excited to take Brother, Sister, and Honey on a family fishing adventure. During their trip, Papa shares his knowledge and expertise with his children. The Berenstain Bears: Gone Fishin'! is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.  2. Lana’s World: Let's Go Fishing! by Erica Silverman While Lana may not get visit the docks in this book, she does conjure up a fantastic fishing adventure in her imagination! In this way, Erica Silverman both inspires a love of fishing and encourages children to play imaginatively! Let’s Go Fishing! is a Level Two book, with an engaging story, longer sentences, and language play for developing readers who still need a little bit of...

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Five Life Lessons Kids Learn Through Fishing

June 23, 2016

For many, going fishing is a nostalgic tradition that dates back to early childhood. It brings back memories of being near water, spending time with family and learning the tricks of an angler. Beyond being a great way to discover, explore and have fun outdoors, the sport of fishing offers many things besides the satisfaction of a big catch. 1. Planning & Organization Although at first glance, fishing seems to be a simple task: throw a rod in the water and wait. But with some organizing ahead of time, like gathering lures, rods, packing lunches, and planning out the best fishing spots, you may find your luck increase. This is good practice to show your child that the best outcomes are the result of a solid plan. 2. Patience The excitement of catching a fish doesn’t come without the torture of the long periods of waiting. This is perhaps why some people don’t like fishing, but for those of us more patient folk, the intense and random bursts of excitement make it all worth it. Fishing is a great lesson in understanding that good things come to those who wait. 3. Respecting Nature Being mindful of the fish we catch...

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About Us

Snot Rocket Fun Fishing Co.™ is a children’s line of products that aims to celebrate the excitement of fishing and the lessons that come with it. Snot Rocket Fun Fishing Co.™ was created from a desire to teach children about fishing and from the emotional connection between fishing and family tradition. We embody the values of fishing learned at an early age and we’ve packaged it up into a beau...

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