News release

Looking for Something Reel’y Fun to Try? Learn to Fish this Family Fishing Day

Entertainment and activities | July 8, 2022

Angling to try something new? This Family Fishing Week, learn how to fish and keep our local waterways clean at the free Family Fishing Day event, on Sunday, July 10 at Lake Aquitaine. During the event, learn safe fishing techniques from angling experts and try to catch one of the newly-stocked brook trout or the other native fish species. Participants will also learn more about how to prevent stormwater pollution and protect Mississauga’s local waterways.

Event Details

Mississauga’s Lake Aquitaine stormwater management pond is now home to more than one thousand new brook trout thanks to a partnership between the City of Mississauga and the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. Being able to stock fish in the Lake Aquitaine stormwater management pond means that the quality of the water flowing into the pond from the stormwater system is good enough to support an urban fishery.

This free event is presented in partnership with Credit Valley Conservation, Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club, Toronto Urban Fishing Ambassadors and the Region of Peel. No registration is needed.

Mississauga residents of all ages, families and anyone interested in learning more about fishing and preventing water pollution in Mississauga. No fishing experience is needed.

Lake Aquitaine by the dock next to the Meadowvale Community Centre
Sunday, July 10, 2022
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mississauga is home to many species of fish, with 70 species found in the Credit River and Lake Ontario. Understanding how to prevent pollution from entering our stormwater system is essential to protecting local aquatic wildlife, like our fish population, as well as our own source of drinking water.

Preventing Stormwater Pollution
When debris, household waste and other pollution go into the catchbasins on your property or streets, it flows through the City’s stormwater system. These pollutants go directly into creeks, rivers and Lake Ontario – Mississauga’s main source of drinking water. This pollution is also harmful to the environment and local wildlife. To help prevent stormwater pollution:

  • Does your car need a wash? Consider taking it to a commercial car wash. When you wash your car in your driveway, soaps and detergents can flow into stormwater catchbasins on the roadway.
  • Apply any commercial fertilizer products strictly according to the manufacturer’s instructions and prevent any fertilizer from spraying onto the roadway or sidewalks where it can wash into stormwater catchbasins.
  • Store household wastes and chemicals in proper waste containers and take waste chemicals to a Community Recycling Centre.
  • Always pick up pet waste and dispose of it properly. Pet waste contains bacteria and viruses that make it a serious threat to water quality.

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