The Future of Fishing Is In Your Hands!
Safety – Fish Safely – Practice Common Sense.
Responsibility – Understand and Respect MNR Fishing Regulations.
Respect Other People – Other Anglers and Non-Anglers.
Respect and Protect Fish, Birds and Wildlife.
Respect and Protect Aquatic and Shoreline Habitats.
Do Not Litter – Keep Our Waters and Shorelines Clean.
Use Care and Responsibility When Disposing of Fishing Line.
(Discarded Fishing line Can Kill Birds, Reptiles and Wildlife)
Practice Catch and Release.
Promote Recreational Fishing by Sharing Knowledge, Skills and Ethics.
Urban Fishing in Toronto
A practical guide to fishing the Toronto shoreline
From Ashbridges Bay Park in the east, across to the mouth of the Humber River in the west. Urban Fishing in Toronto offers practical insights and detailed pointers on where to get started with some of the best urban fishing opportunities available. Detailed attention is given in particular to the Toronto Island and Tommy Thompson Parks, as both are large venues in their own right, holding significant variations in fish habitat, and generating by far the most questions on where to start.
Where To Fish Ontario Shore Fishing Opportunities. By Ratnak Vann Where To Fish is a youtube collection of videos that TUFA member Ratnak Vann has professional filmed and assembled. These videos document many of the wonderful shoreline fishing opportunities available around the GTA. Please enjoy exploring these opportunities. Where To Fish - click here for link.
Fishing Line Recycling Receptacles
Summer 2014 Toronto Urban Fishing Ambassador is pleased to announce that a total of 40 “Fishing Line Recycling Receptacles” have or are in the process of being installed across the Toronto Waterfront Parks and a few selected inland parks with fishing ponds. These receptacles have been strategically placed at popular shore fishing areas for anglers to deposit used fishing line. Throughout the season, volunteers with TUFA will monitor these receptacles, empty and collect used line as required, then once each year we will send the used line to Berkley-Pure Fishing. From there, the line will be recycled and made into Berkley Fish-Habs… habitat structures that enhance our public fisheries. Why install these receptacles?
“We recognized that improperly discarded fishing line is not only unsightly garbage, but that it can be hazardous (risk of entanglement) to wildlife such as birds, waterfowl and turtles. We wanted to highlight the need for anglers to properly dispose of their used line, at the source while they were fishing.”
TUFA would like to thank all the Toronto Park’s Managers for permission to install these receptacles in the parks. Thanks for supporting this endeavor to maintain clean and safe shorelines for all to enjoy.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, have undertaken the task of developing a Recreational Fisheries Plan.
Ken Kansas a Manitoba Biologist outlines Catch and Release tips on Uncut Angling.
Uncut Angling is an all Canadian content fishing show with edge and passion.
Photos from the Family Fishing Day may be viewed at this site http://www.flickr.com/photos/ratnak/9229009279/in/pool-2258526@N21/
Oct 24 Outdoor Classroom
Content from NationalProStaff.com website Oct 25,2012
Pro Angler David Chong wrote the following article:
National Prostaff Report
Fall Target Don River Pottery Road to Beechwood Drive.
1. Micro plastics, with over 2029 counted, and i am sure this number is 5 folds, they were raking micro plastics from the beach in bag fulls.
2. Plastic bottle caps 1375 counted, again there was more collected.
3. Plastic beverage bottles, 1110 ++ it is staggering the amount of water bottles out there.
We also had collected a whole wack of other objects both big and small, from tires(3) to toys(19) tampons(150 ansd straws came in at 802, plastic bags 348 strappping for packaging 112. The list goes on.
A big thank you to everyone who participated, thanks once again. Stay tuned for some more shoreline cleanup action in September 2014, we will be cleaning up a stretch of the Don River.
Toronto Urban Fishing Ambassador
Canadian Rivers Day is celebrated on June 08, 2014. Canadian Rivers Day is held annually on the second Sunday in June to promote public awareness of the importance of preserving the heritage and health of Canada’s rivers. It is an opportunity for all Canadians to honour and commemorate the important sustaining role of rivers in Canada and globally. Participating in rivers day helps to spread the message that rivers are vital to maintain a healthy ocean and a healthy earth. Canadian Rivers day helps raise awareness of the splendor of rivers and their value to our land.
July 6 – August 24, 2013. Sponsored by the Toronto Sun, the 17th Annual Great Ontario Salmon Derby is North America’s largest freshwater fishing derby and takes place in the Canadian waters of Lake Ontario attracting participants from Florida, Arizona, Michigan and other US States. They also have participants from England, Germany & Italy on a regular basis. The Derby boasts an average participation of 21,000 people annually over a 50 day period. Fishermen/women compete for various weekly prizes including cash, tackle, rods, reels and for the heaviest salmon caught every week – a 2013 Toyota Matrix! The winner of the overall Derby wins an exciting Grand Prize package including a 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport, a fishing trip for two and a celebration dinner. The event is climaxed with a Fish-off for the 70 prize winners preceding the Awards Ceremony, September 14, 2013 allowing them to win a further $5,000 in cash prizes.
For more sportshows information, complete tournament rules and to order tickets online, visit www.sportshows.ca.
Toronto Sportsmen’s Show 2014
Direct Energy Centre
Thursday, Friday & Saturday – 10am to 8pm
Sunday – 10am to 6pm
Catch TUFA at the Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Booth