The Credit River is world renowned for fishing. It is home to over 45 fish species – testimony to the health and diverse habitat of the river. Popular “sportfish” include: brook, brown and rainbow trout; Chinook and Coho salmon; smallmouth and largemouth bass; northern pike and carp. Black crappie, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch and bullhead catfish represent smaller panfish that are widespread and common to many small lakes and ponds in the watershed, and may even be found in slow moving river sections.
The spawning run provides excellent opportunities for the shore angler to catch Salmon up to thirty pounds. The fishing pier and park shorelines surrounding the river mouth are good places to start. The best fishing spots at the mouth of the river are on the east side, the walkways and pier beside the Port Credit Marina on the west side, and J.C. Saddington Park. One of the more popular methods is to fish an egg imitation bait a few feet off the bottom of the river.
The Salmon Run Exhibition, from June to October is in celebration of the great Credit River and precious salmon in Mississauga. Unique salmon art creations commissioned by local artists will be exhibited in Port Credit galleries and business locations from June to October.
So, as early as now get ready to grab your fishing rod, pack a picnic and enjoy what the Credit River has to offer.