When trying to lure friends away from their computers to have some fun, stop fishing for ideas and keep reading. Today's WagJag will get you hook, line and sinker: $20 for 10 individual fishing passes including tackle and bait at International Trout Ponds (a $50 value).
International Trout Ponds offers an escape from the everyday just outside the city (about an hour from Toronto). Their 10.5 acres are teeming with six ponds set against a peaceful background of grass and trees. Grab your tackle and bait and head for one of their two family trout fishing ponds, a sizeable bass/pike/perch catch and release pond, a fly fishing pond (additional cost), a duck pond or a swan pond. Perch, bass and pike may be caught and released while trout must be kept and will be charged an additional $10 per pound.
But fish aren't the only animals you'll encounter on your visit; swans, Indian Runner ducks - a group of 11 ducks who love travelling together around the farm - and maybe even peacocks enjoy strolling about the grounds. With no fishing licences required, anyone skilled or new to fishing can enjoy an afternoon of reeling at International Trout Ponds.5206 Queensville Side Rd. EMount Albert, ONL0G1M0www.internationaltroutponds.com