Shopping Tips For The Urban Angler

June 3, 2009

By Taro Murata… If you’re living in the downtown Toronto area, you can buy your gear
at the Canadian Tire at Yonge and Church. Bass Pro Shops at Vaughn
Mills and AV Fishing at McCowan and Sheppard are also good resources.

Shopping list:

- a decent rod and reel will cost about $50. Get a 6 foot 6 inch
spinning rod and a spinning reel that can take 10lb test line.
- fishing line - cost $5-7. (10 lbBerkley XL Tri-line)
- a package of steel leaders $3
-two 5″Husky Jerks - colours- one in any natural colour and one in
firetiger colour $8 each
- two spinnerbaits 3/8 oz colours- one white and one chartreuse $5 each
- a package of bait hooks $2
- a package of split shots $1.50
- a package of slip floats $5
- live worms, minnows or leeches (not available at Cdn. Tire but available at
AV Fishing Tackle and Bass Pro Shops) $3 each
- canned corn (for carp) $1.50
- an 8 day basic conservation fishing licence if you’re older than 16
yrs- $22.91

This basic assortment should be enough to get you started to catch
pike, bass, panfish and carp.

Links

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Bass Pro Shops at Vaughn Mills

AV Fishing Tackle
4830 Sheppard E Scarborough ON.

Canadian Tire
839 YONGE ST.(AT DAVENPORT)
TORONTO, ON
M4W 2H2
Phone:

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March 9, 2009

By Taro Murata… Just because you live in the city and don’t have a boat or car, it doesn’t mean you can’t catch giant fish. Trust me, I grew up in the concrete, where it seemed impossible to dram of any decent fishing experiences.

In reality, though, there are great fishing opportunities in Toronto and its surrounding areas. The TTC, GO Train and Ferry boats are all options for getting out to the shore, even if you do happen to have a car. Some good places to look for big fish are the Toronto Islands, Ashbridges Bay, Credit River, Rouge River and Leslie Street Spit.

Depending on the time of year, the species you can catch include Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Carp, Sucker, Sunfish, Crappie, Salmon, Brown Trout, Drum, Chub, Steelhead, Bullhead Catfish, Silver Bass and Perch.

The next time you go down for a walk to the water, bring a rod and you might be surprised to see the beast you pull out of there! For more information, email me at or check out http://www.fishcity.tv. And remember…Get fish or die tryin’!