2018 Winter Ontario Family Fishing Week


2018 Toronto Urban Fishing Festival


Toronto and GTA Fishing Regulations 2018

2018 Fishing Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary

Zone 20 Lake Ontario Waters

Fisheries Management Zone FMZ-20 Regulations 2018

FMZ 20 Legal Map Boundaries

FMZ 20 Map Details Specific GTA

FMZ 20 info

Zone 16 Aurora Inland

Fisheries Management Zone FMZ 16 Regulations 2018

FMZ Legal Map Boundaries

FMZ 16 Map Details Specific GTA

FMZ 16 info

The Future of Fishing Is In Your Hands!

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.

Learn To Fish Guide


Learn To Fish Guide

Catch Fishing Booklet



Ontario Guide To Eating Sports Fish 2017 – 2018

Guide to sport fish







Ontario Guide to Eating Ontario Fish

Fishes of Toronto Book

Fishes of Toronto

Toronto’s Biodiversity Booklet Series

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Biodiversity Booklet Series

Urban Fisheries Map

Tororoto Urban Fishing Opportunities

Toronto Urban Fishing Opportunities

GTA Fishing Opportunities


 GTA Fishing Opportunities PDF

Fishing and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Parks








Fishing TRCA Parks

2018 OFAH / OPG TackleShare Loaner Sites Toronto & GTA

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Are you eager to experience the excitement of fishing but don’t have your own equipment? Are you anxious to share your fishing experiences with a beginner? If so, OFAH/OPG TackleShare is your answer! This program is designed to lend fishing rods, reels and basic tackle to children and novice anglers who do not have their own fishing equipment and are eager to experience the excitement of fishing. Just one fishing trip can inspire a first-hand understanding of environmental protection and can instill a lifelong dedication to conservation.

Toronto Urban Fishing

Torontoist Article: Toronto Fishing

Toronto Star Newspaper Article: Don River Fishing

Toronto Star Newspaper Article: Humber River

Urban Fishing in Toronto – The Book

Urban Fishing in Toronto
A practical guide to fishing the Toronto shoreline


Click the image to access the bookstore page



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.

Ontario Out Of Doors Magazine Review

Catch and Release Minute featuring Ken Kansas Manitoba Biologist on Uncut Angling TV Show

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.

proper tackle for the size and species of fish

landing nets

hook removal gear

handling fish with gloves

handling fish in the winter

holding fish for photos

getting the fish back in the water

releasing the fish in the water

Fishing Line Recycling Receptacles

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.

Location of Fishing Line Receptacles Across Toronto’s Waterfront

Berkley-Pure Fishing Line Recycling Program


Fishing In Your Backyard – Recreational Fisheries Plan

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Pagonis Live Bait Ltd. Where TUFA gets North America’s Finest Worms

Where TUFA gets its worms that get the fish at Toronto’s Family Fishing Events.

Toronto Outdoor Store

Pagonis Live Bait

Check out the worm business video on the site….its insightful and there are an insane amount of worms pictured.


New 2017 – Toronto Islands Fishing Node – Trout Pond – Hanlans

Fall and Winter 2016 The TRCA constructed its newest fishing node (access point) at Toronto Islands
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Toronto Islands Fishing Node – Long Pond


Outer Harbour Fishing Access Node





Toronto Fishing Charter with Les Stroud of Survivor Man

Toronto Pike – Real Fishing Show 2013

Vintage Taro Murata Fish City, Toronto’s Waterfront

Taro Fishing the Harbourfront

2017 TRCA Salmon Festival Morningside Park

Salmon Festival Details

2017 TRCA Humber River Salmon Festival

2017 Rouge National Urban Park

2017 Grenadier Pond

2017 Topham Pond

2016 Rouge National Urban Park – Learn To Fish

2016 Topham Pond


2016 Humber Bay Park


2016 Toronto Islands


2015 Urban Fishing Festival Humber Bay Park East July 12

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Toronto Islands Urban Fishing Festival 2015

Topham Pond 2015

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Topham Pond Family Fishing Week 2014


Topham Pond Video

Toronto Islands Family Fishing Week 2014

Family Fishing Week Grenadier Pond 2014

Topham Pond Family Fishing Week 2013


Toronto Islands Family Fishing Week 2013

Grenadier Pond Family Fishing Week 2013


Photos from the Family Fishing Day may be viewed at this site http://www.flickr.com/photos/ratnak/9229009279/in/pool-2258526@N21/

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Toronto Islands Family Fishing Week 2012

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Grenadier Pond Family Fishing Week 2012

CUPE Local 79 Family Picnic 2014

Local 79 Family Picnic Video

Cupe Local 79 Picnic @ High Park 2013


Outdoor Classroom Grenadier Pond, High Park Oct, 2012

Oct 24 Outdoor Classroom
Content from NationalProStaff.com website Oct 25,2012
Pro Angler David Chong wrote the following article:
National Prostaff Report

2017 Fall Shoreline Clean Up – Don River @ Pottery Road

2017 Spring Shoreline Clean Up – Outer Harbour

2016 Fall Shoreline Clean Up Don River – Pottery Road

2016 Spring Shoreline Clean Up – Humber Marshes

2015 Fall Shoreline Clean Up – Outer Harbour

Spring Shoreline Cleanup April 26, 2015 Humber Bay Park East

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

The Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up Fall 2014 Don River North of Pottery Rd


Fall Target Don River Pottery Road to Beechwood Drive.

Don River Watershed TRCA Study

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Spring 2014 Tommy Thompson Park

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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.
David Kearney
Toronto Urban Fishing Ambassador