Originally Published by Toronto.com, August 19, 2015

By Lisa Bucher

Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of fishing either with a few friends or your family. However, before setting out on your adventure be sure to look over the fishing laws and regulations (you need a valid Outdoors Card and fishing license tag available at theOntario Ministry of Natural Resources), and know where you can and cannot fish. Below is a handy list of locations within the city that offer fishing.

Before finding a spot to cast off though, make sure you’re familiar with the basics to ensure you’re fishing responsibly. If you’re hungry, also make sure you know which fish are safe to eat. This, and other important information is available here.

And for the novice anglers, try connecting with TackleShare which will lend you a rod and reel free of charge. For those looking to invest in some new gear, try JB’s Fishing Depot,Al Flaherty’s Outdoor Store, True Canadian Outdoors, or Bass Pro Shops.

Fishing in Toronto

  • Tommy Thompson Park

    Tommy Thompson Park

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  • Severn Lodge

    Severn Lodge

    Severn Lodge is located in Muskoka with a lake view.

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    G. Ross Lord Park

    Located near the northern reaches of the city, this park…

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    Marie Curtis Park

    Named after a small village Mayor, Marie Curtis, the park is…

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    Centennial Park

    Centennial Park officials pride themselves on providing unique…

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  • Bluffer's Park Beach

    Bluffer’s Park Beach

    Sitting on the east side of the city, this beach is a popular…

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    High Park

    High Park is a large and varied natural area stretching from…

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  • Ashbridge's Bay Park

    Ashbridge’s Bay Park

    Over 2 km of sand stretches around Lake Ontario at Ashbridges…

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    Etienne Brule Park

    Named for the French explorer who would later be a guide for…

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    Col. Samuel Smith Park

    Col. Samuel Smith Park is located in the Kipling and Lakeshore…

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  • Summerlea Park

    Summerlea Park is located on the Humber River close to Albion…

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Photo courtesy of José Gonzalez.