Get Hooked: Top Fishing Spots Near Toronto

With an abundance of freshwater, a thousand kilometres of Lake Ontario shoreline dotted with islands, and plenty of creeks and rivers set in well-maintained parks, there are a lot of places to cast your rod and reel near Toronto. 

And with the city’s Blue Flag system for testing and reporting water quality, it’s easy to find spots that are certified safe for activities from swimming to fishing. Whether you’re in it for catch-and-release sport fishing or want to take home some trout, walleye or bass for dinner, Toronto is as rich in boat launches and piers as it is in aquatic ecosystems, and these fishing spots in Toronto make it easier for you to get out on the water.