Heart Lake Conservation Area Fishing

Located northwest of Toronto in the town of Brampton, the Heart Lake Conservation Area offers fishing for stocked rainbow trout in a large pond. Owned by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Heart Lake is stocked with several thousand rainbow trout each year, most of which run one to two pounds in weight.

In keeping with the conservation authority’s policy to protect against invading species, all live baits except worms are prohibited at Heart Lake.

Corn kernels are also widely used as bait, along with salmon eggs, small spinners, and small spoons. Fly fishing is popular, and effective.

A small population of largemouth bass is also present, and respond well to spinnerbaits. Some of these fish exceed three pounds.