I am doing some research for a blog/site we are hoping to launch in the coming weeks called Tripchasers - cataloguing unusual/unique things to do in Ontario. Fish watching (please don't laugh) is high on our list, and we're doing research on three separate topics on Toronto:
1) Watching rainbow trout jump in HR - we'd like to base a 2014 "trip tip" on this Star article - http://www.thestar.c...h winter/March?
2) We've heard a rumour that MNR installed carp barriers on HR and several other rivers in Toronto, and that it's quite a spectacle to see dozens or more of them congregate at barriers as they are trying to go spawn. Does anyone know the details? Sounds like a cool day trip idea.
3) Lastly, we heard of someone in TO trying to organize a carp fishing competition. Google searches did not turn up much - perhaps some folks here know details? We'd love to interview an organizer and feature the event.
Any other unique fish (not necessarily fishing) related tips would be most welcomed - we are looking for unusual things that provide good photo ops, make good stories, and don't encourage irresponsible/illegal behaviour
Thanks so much!