Something fishy used to go on down by the lake…


When you think of Ajax’s history you think factory, bombs, warship, wartime homes and fish? During the postwar period, fishing for smelt was one of the most popular pastimes, and there were hundreds of them!

Many of those who grew up in Ajax between the 1950s to the 70s remember going to the lake in their spare time with friends and fish for smelt with nets in the evening during the springtime. We’re not really sure what happened to them, and why they disappeared. However, memories of these tiny fishes run fresh today, and it makes Ajax’s waterfront even more unique.

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