TUFA is at it again, in conjunction with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Please join us for our annual spring time shoreline clean up, we will be at the Humber Bay Park, east side, Cleaning along the shoreline of Mimico creek. It’s going to be a great day of good friends, new friends and fishing afterwards…you cant beat that. Everything will be provided, all you have to do is show up with your friends and family. All the information can be found in the link below, don’t forget to officially register with the GCSC website.
Thanks everyone for supporting the Toronto Urban Fishing Ambassadors.
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Humber Bay Park April 26, 2015 info / register
Urban Fishing Festivals 30th Anniversary Locations:
Toronto Islands Centre Island
Sunday July 05, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Directions: Take the ferry to Centre Island and then walk to the Big White Bridge before the fountain.
Partners: City of Toronto, Toronto Region Conservation Authority, Ontario Chinese Anglers Association, Toronto Urban Fishing Ambassadors Canadian National Sportsman Shows, Ontario Power Generation, OFAH Tackle Share, Kids and Cops & Canadian Tire, MNR Aurora District
A limited number of rods and reels can be borrowed on a first come first serve basis. Bait is supplied at no cost.
more events will be added as park permits are confirmed.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, have undertaken the task of developing a Recreational Fisheries Plan.
Fishing Line Recycling Receptacles
Spring 2015 Toronto Urban Fishing Ambassador is pleased to announce that a total of 50 “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.
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.
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.