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Burd’s Family Fishing

Burd’s Family Fishing is situated in the nice country locality of the GTA. There are two trout fishing ponds on the property each measuring ½ an acre.The trout fishing ponds are enclosed by 6 acres of incomparable countryside landscaping. There is an abundance of parking and also an outsized shelter for cover from the elements.

Feel free to bring a picnic lunch since Burd’s provides plenty of picnic tables and protection for an outdoor lunch. If you overlook packing a lunch don’t worry for the reason that there is a concession stand and BBQ cart on the premises. For the inexperienced family looking for a fun day of fishing there is always experienced staff on site to assist. The Fishing day can be as “hands on” or “hands off” as you would like it to be. The grounds are wheelchair accessible.

Don Burd opened this trout farm at 13077 Hwy #48 back in 1965. For Chris Tymon this was his first job. He worked for Don for 12 years, but in 2005 Chris and his wife Jennifer purchased the operation. They immediately changed the focus of the two pond operation from a “trout fishing” to a “family fishing” experience.

The fish are Ontario farm raised trout; there are over 1000 fish in each pond, which must be restocked every 2 weeks. The fish are very clean, as 1 million litres of water naturally circulates through the ponds from an artesian well on a daily basis. In addition, Burd’s is regulated by MNR, MOE, DFO and York Region Health. 5,000 families visit here a year.

Blue Heron and Osprey enjoy the ponds as well – about 1000 pounds of fish a year are lost to birds that fish for free, but Jennifer and Chris really enjoy watching them. You have to think of it as an amusement park and a farm-to-fork shopping experience.

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