Can I eat the fish I catch?
At Angler’s Edge we focus on the sportfishing experience. Yes you can keep your fish however it is highly recommended to keep smaller fish and fish caught earlier on in the year when the water is cold. If you do decide to take some fish, please have arrangements to do so like have a cooler and ice ready. We also suggest going over the guide to eating Ontario sport fish in this Government guide.
I think I might get seasick, what can I do to minimize this?
We recommend using the patch behind your ear one day before your trip. If you think there’s a slight chance you’ll need it, then use it.
Are you licensed for sportfishing charters?
Yes, we are fully licensed and insured for Sportfishing charters and have the required certifications to operate.
What happens if it rains?
Rain doesn’t merit a cancellation by guests as weather can change and fishing is still possible in rain. Sometimes weather or wind is too agressive and departure will be at captain’s discretion.
What kind of fish can I expect to catch?
Fishing in Lake Ontario in the Toronto area we typcially encounter Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, Steelhead, with a chance of catching Atlantic salmon, Lake trout and even Brown trout. More about our experience with Lake Ontario fish can be found here.
What does “sport” fishing mean exactly?
Sportfishing is the term used to identify all fishing done for recreational purposes. We are finding and catching the fish in a strategic way similar to sporting.
Do you kill the fish you catch?
We prefer to catch and release all fish we catch. Guests are legally allowed to keep fish and may if they would really like to but it is not usually done.
What is your fishing style?
At Angler’s Edge we are interested in strategic technically-driven fishing and studying fish patterns and behaviour in Lake Ontario. It’s a fascinating study that Captain Mike has been keenly interested in for his whole life.
About fish conservation
We have a conservation-minded attitude to protect and take care of our resources. Captain Mike has a background in conservation and graduated from the fish and wildlife program at Fleming College.