Do you remember catching your first fish? I do! Fishing has and will always be central to the culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. 

And it can be the most magical moment in the life of a child. Or the most fun you've ever had on vacation!

Our Heritage

Newfoundland and Labrador IS fishing.

Our music and our art, our craft and our food celebrate our connection to the Sea that has sustained our families for generations.

It is imperative that we do something. NOW.

Not just preserve this heritage. Celebrate it.

Teach it to our children.

Before this traditional fishing knowledge is lost forever.....

Volunteer Now!

                                  You are a Vital Link!

One day every child in Newfoundland and Labrador will once again be taught the traditional fishing knowledge and skill of their ancestors; that this will instill in them a sense of pride, of place, and a longing to protect and conserve their natural home.

Our Vision

Fish Craft

​​New Day & Time

Coming Soon!



Coffee Shop

Ask about a Mini Adventure!

Dory Ride in the Harbour


Trout Fishing

Heritage Skills Sampler

Just $20 tax included for an hour's fun at Island Rooms!

Call for information 709-740-3474

Or email

Island Rooms of Petty Harbour


10 D Main Road, Petty Harbour, NL A0A 3H0


PHONE: (709) 740-3474

Youth Cod Fishery & Dory Club

Join our Youth Cod Fishery & Dory Club ... NOW ... in 2019!

The cod moratorium was called almost 27 years ago

                        the generation to get back in the boat!                               Register your group or troop today!

Call:  (709) 740-FISH      Email:


    Celebrate Your Heritage ~ Make Your Wish For The Future

For Info About Any Program or Event

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*annual fee $50

Congratulations to winner

Natalie Wolfrey for her project

"Salmon Fishing in Labrador"

Award-winning short film created by Justin Oakey & Troy Maher about Fishing for Success and its Girls Who Fish program.

The video was entered in a competition sponsored by The International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry. It took THIRD place! The jury said, 

"This video addresses the question of challenging male-dominated stereotypes and the need to encourage women to participate in fishing. Challenging male stereotypes is covered by several of the films, but what made this one stand out was how it was able to also link to the importance of proactively encouraging women to take on fishing roles, so it is not just a few individual women, but becomes seen as normal for women to share in these roles. A great example of empowering young women to get on the water and to join commercial fisheries."

Girls Who Fish in Petty Harbour has since been shown around the world at fisheries and seafood conferences, including most recently the Fishermen of the World International Film Festival in Lorient, France. Many thanks to all who made it possible!

*small supply fee


For Women 8-80+

Girls Who Fish

1st & 3rd Sunday @ 4pm

Fishing for Success is proud to sponsor

"The Island Rooms Fishing Heritage Award"

2018/2019 Regional Heritage Fair Dates

Labrador April 9 & 10

Central April 12

Avalon May 3 & 4

Western May 11

Vista May 15

Congratulations to all the students!

Island Rooms of Petty Harbour

Fishing for Success

.....Youth Group & School Fun!



Heritage Fishing

Just $5 tax included for an hour's fun

& for an additional travel fee we can come to you!

Call for information 709-740-3474

Or email