The Regional Municipality of Durham

News Release

Map your catch of a lifetime in Durham Region

WHITBY, ON March 13, 2017

Now you can count on making a catch to be proud of, any day of the year, with the all-new Durham Region Fishing Map! Available online and in print, this map was designed to assist seasoned and recreational anglers in exploring Durham Region’s large and welcoming fishing community.

With a unique mix of urban and rural areas, and about 20 varieties of Ontario’s favourite fish, Durham Region provides world-class fishing opportunities year-round. A true four-season fishing destination, this map provides a detailed listing of fishing locations, marinas, launch sites, and key information about the fish varieties inhabiting Durham’s impressive bodies of water.   

“Durham Region is home to some of the best shore and boat fishing opportunities in the country,” said Brian Bridgeman, Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development. “Whether you are looking to plan a fun fishing experience for the whole family, or you are a seasoned angler looking for the catch of a lifetime, Durham Region’s lakes, rivers and creeks are plentiful and provide thrilling fishing experiences during all four seasons.”

To order a copy of the Durham Region Fishing Map, or any additional tourism resources, contact Durham Tourism by telephone at 1-800-413-0017 or by email at You can also view and order the map online at    

The Durham Region Fishing Map was developed in partnership with Central Counties Tourism, Ontario Tourism and members of the local fishing community. To learn more about fishing in Durham Region, visit  

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