Looking for a new place to fish? Well there’s a new hot spot in the GTA just for you.
The Don River is becoming a popular fishing place again despite being declared “dead” in 1969 due to its high levels of pollution (it caught fire a couple times) and tendency to change colours. So the fact that people are fishing in this river and eating their catches is concerning people a bit.
Regardless, apparently the water has improved drastically along with the wildlife in the area. Wow, this is great!
According to Toronto.ca, the only fish you can find in the Don River are those that are tolerant to extreme pollution and unusually high water temperatures. Also the majority of them are small. Those don’t sound like the kind of fish I want on my dinner table.
Some fishing enthusiasts disagree with this, saying that the Don River has become a largely overlooked beauty in the GTA and is now home to tons of edible fish! Some fishers that regular the Don River have caught salmon and large trout and apparently they taste great, you just can’t eat a lot of them!
Toronto.ca says that the fish in the Don River are actually safe to eat, but no more than 8 times a month or 4 times a month for childbearing women and children under 15 years old.
The Don River is one of the most urbanized rivers in the country so it’s one of the easiest fishing spots to get to in the downtown core. It really seems like we’re missing out!
So, are you planning a fishing trip to the Don River anytime soon?