The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has installed a new fish counting system in the Credit River, at the dam in Streetsville. The system is operated by the Lake Management Unit of the MNRF and contains a live video feed, which can be viewed at http://www.riverwatcherdaily.is/Migration .
The MNRF purchased this counting system to support the Atlantic Salmon program and provide important information on all migratory species in the river. This field station is not open to or accessible to the public. Currently, the Credit River has a run of approximately 10,000 fish. The fish moving through this spring are steelhead (rainbow trout), weighing between 2 and 20 pounds, on their annual spawning run up the river from Lake Ontario, heading towards Brampton, Halton Hills, and Caledon. During the fall, the Credit River has a return of 5 different trout and salmon species, including steelhead, brown trout, chinook salmon, coho salmon, and Atlantic salmon.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Credit River Anglers Association (CRAA) for the excellent work they have done, over the past 30 years, to conserve and improve the fish population and the Credit River watershed. For more information about the CRAA and their work, please visit https://www.craa.on.ca/. For more information about the MNRF, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-natural-resources-and-forestry.