Why not give fishing a try this year and become a reel legend? You just might get hooked. Fishing is a great way to spend some time outdoors near or on the water. Mississauga is home to more than 70 fish species varieties, many of which are found in the Credit River and Lake Ontario. Some common types include smallmouth and largemouth bass, coho, salmon, rainbow trout, chinook and pumpkinseed.

Licensing Requirements

When fishing in Ontario, it is important to have a fishing licence. By law, you must have an Outdoors Card and fishing licence before heading out on the water. Ontario currently has two different types of recreational fishing licences, and both are available in either one-day, one-year or three-year durations in Ontario. If you plan to fish for one day only, you do not need an Outdoors Card – you will, however, need a one-day sport fishing licence. Remember, you need to follow certain rules while fishing, including catch and possession limits.

If you’re interested in fishing but don’t want to buy a licence, there are a few licence-free fishing days the province allows:

  • Father’s Day Weekend (June 15–16, 2024)
  • Family Fishing Week (June 29–July 7, 2024)

Local Fishing in Mississauga

Local Fishing Spots in Mississauga Mississauga has two local ports and harbouring marinas where you can launch your boat or book a charter to start your fishing adventure. In addition to fishing in Lake Ontario, there are a few other recommended fishing spots around Mississauga:

  • Erindale Park is famous for its year-round open season for migratory Trout and Salmon (peaking in September and October). Smallmouth Bass fishing is also good into the summer. Ample parking is found in Erindale Park off Dundas Street.
  • Lake Aquitaine by Meadowvale Community Centre is an excellent spot for young anglers. It has abundant panfish and bass (both smallmouth and largemouth). The lake is best accessed from the Meadowvale Community Centre on Glen Erin Drive. Parking available. This is also the location for Family Fishing Day, being held on Sunday, July 9, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fishing rods, tackle and bait will be supplied for children to try out fishing under the guidance of volunteers.
  • Riverwood is situated along the east bank of the Credit River and provides access to some great fishing spots. Parking is available at location.
  • Meadowvale Conservation Area offers quiet fishing areas along with picnic areas, open spaces and a nature trail. Parking is available at location.
  • Streetsville Memorial Park is a great place to wade into the river and try your hand at fly fishing. An ideal spot for rainbow trout during the spring. Parking is available at location.

To learn more about Mississauga’s parks and amenities, visit mississuaga.ca/parks.

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