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Family fishing fun at Lake Aquitaine promises education and excitement for all ages

Get ready for Family Fishing Day, happening Sunday, July 7, as summer gets underway at Lake Aquitaine.

City services | June 28, 2024

As summer kicks in, get ready for Family Fishing Day on Sunday, July 7, at Lake Aquitaine. This event is a perfect fishing day out for everyone, from the avid fishers to those just starting. Dive into the variety of fish the lake offers, including bass, perch, and crappie. Also, don’t miss out on Family Fishing Week from June 29 to July 7, 2024, where you can fish without needing a license—an exception that’s not available most other times of the year.

Event Details


To further support participants, especially those without their equipment, a limited number of fishing rods will be made available for borrowing, ensuring that no one misses out on the fun!

Experts on fishing and conservation will be present at Lake Aquitaine, offering insights into the water body’s natural and stormwater management features, its importance in local biodiversity, and practical advice on how to fish responsibly and sustainably.


Everyone is welcome! Residents of all ages, families, and anyone interested in learning more about fishing and protecting our waterways are welcome in Mississauga.


Lake Aquitaine by the dock next to the Meadowvale Community Centre

Sunday, July 7, 2024

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Parking for this event is conveniently available at the Meadowvale Community Centre and along Montevideo Road. Those opting for public transportation can easily plan their trip with MiWay’s Trip Planner or seek assistance by calling 905-615-INFO (4636), ensuring a hassle-free journey to and from the event.

This initiative provides a valuable platform for education on responsible fishing practices and the importance of conservation and pollution prevention efforts in maintaining the health of Ontario’s waterways for generations to come.

Fishing in Ontario

This Family Fishing Week is part of a broader initiative offering free fishing periods throughout the year, underscoring the importance of Ontario’s recreational fisheries and the collective responsibility to preserve these natural resources.

If you’re looking for more places to fish in Mississauga, consider visiting the Meadowvale Conservation Area, Streetsville Memorial Park, Riverwood, and Erindale Park.

If you’re interested in expanding your fishing knowledge, you might want to explore the Learn to Fish program. This no-cost initiative is designed to introduce anglers to the basics of fishing in Ontario.  This year Mississauga has the program available at Lake Aquitaine and Lakefront Promenade.

Dispose of waste properly

It’s important to dispose of waste responsibly. If you’re throwing out fishing line, look for a fishing line recycling tube. These tubes are located near fishing areas at Lake Aquitaine and along our lakefront, so the fishing line doesn’t end up on our shores or harm wildlife.

Please take care when casting your line, as it could accidentally land where it might injure both people and wildlife, such as swans, ducks, and geese. When choosing fishing gear, look for sinkers and weights that are lead-free. Lead is toxic. weights, when left in the environment, can be toxic for wildlife. When you’re done fishing, it’s important to collect all your hooks, fishing lines, and any other equipment or packaging. If you come across an injured animal, don’t hesitate to call Animal Services at 905-896-5858.

Family Fishing Day at Lake Aquitaine presents a unique opportunity for families to come together, learn about the environment and conservation, and enjoy the great outdoors. So, grab your poles, nets and tackle boxes and head out for a day of fun and fishing!


Media contact

City of Mississauga Media Relations
905-615-3200, ext. 5232
TTY: 905-896-5151