Mark Thomson

I began fishing at age 14 fishing for bass at lake Simcoe, and walleye on sturgeon lake where fishing soon became an addiction.
Fishing for trout and salmon in the credit river in the spring and fall kept me out of trouble.
Learning about everything to do with fish soon became more than a hobby and expanded to formal education in Lindsay Ontario at Sir Sandford Fleming college. Taking courses on fish and wildlife , parks , forestry and aquaculture expanded my knowledge and success in fishing.
An opportunity to teach fishing for kids to adults new to the sport came during my post collegiate years . Working for the city of Mississauga parks department at night teaching all the methods to become a successful angler was the beginning of my teaching career.
Later in life I decided to teach full time and was fortunate to become a secondary school teacher in peel district.
Starting a fishing club at my school after hours soon became a priority after teaching for 2 years. Getting professional anglers , television personalities and passionate anglers to speak to the students about how they became interested in the sport of fishing soon expanded to a full curriculum of lessons.
My efforts were rewarded in 2013 by being presented the Inspirational award by the city of Brampton for the work done encouraging outdoor extra-curricular activities to our intercity students and follow their passion!
Later in my career new challenges took over my passion fishing in bass tournaments across Ontario . My partner Lynda and I have completed a successful showing most recently winning the largest largemouth bass and a respectful 19th place overall at the Canadian tire Mitchell’s bay open on lake St Clair .
My future will continue to involve teaching new students and adults to the great sport of fishing !