Learn to Fish – Etobicoke & Mimico Creek

*Please note that there are no more Learn to Fish sessions being offered in 2018.  Be sure to check back to get updated on plans for 2019*
Have you always wanted to go fishing but don’t know how? Join us this summer for the Learn to Fish program at Heart Lake Conservation Area. This is a great opportunity to learn everything you need to know to have a safe and fun fishing experience.

girls fishing at Heart Lake Conservation Area

TRCA & Fishing

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) prides itself on offering limitless opportunities for people to get out into nature – for fun, for exercise, for family time and for greater well-being of body, mind and spirit.

That’s why TRCA encourages enjoying our greenspaces, parks and conservation areas in a variety of ways, and fishing is yet another activity that brings people out into nature.

two young men fishing at Heart Lake Conservation Area

In partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) the Learn to Fish program, teaches people the art of angling in a way that aligns with conservation ideals. Instructors outline equipment and how to use it properly, and impart the lessons of sustainable fishing through the practice of catch-and-release. This approach allows for the enjoyment of fishing, while at the same time maintaining the goal of conservation and protection of fish populations.

Learn to Fish classes are offered throughout the summer at Heart Lake, with some additional classes at Tommy Thompson Park on the Leslie Street Spit.  For more information about the Learn to Fish sessions, please contact Joanna Gardner at jgardner@trca.on.ca.

To register for a Learn to Fish class, please click on the link below. Classes are free, but fill up fast. Sign up now to reserve your spot.

man holds up fish caught at Heart Lake Conservation Area


Please use the link for the month in which you are most interested in participating.