I have only fished Tommy Thompson Park this year a few times due to a leg injury. Each time I have been out I was unable to fish my preferred spot or conditions were very poor. I was able to get out Aug 04 and although my preferred spot was being fished ...the conditions were decent. I tried a pond where I had not been successful in a couple previous attempts and was rewarded with a couple carp in a short period of time in late morning. August is not the preferred time for catching the 30 plus sizes we were catching last spring but the area does offer mid 20's year round. The 30 plus size is a spring early summer phenomenon. Catching mid 20's a bicycle ride from downtown Toronto on weekends is definitely a saving grace for a city that is under constant construction and its highways exiting the city are at a standstill with traffic. Tommy Thompson Park is one of many places that carp can be caught around Toronto.The abundance of carp and the isolated conditions of the park make it a better choice than many of the other spots around Toronto. Example if there has been a heavy rain then the conditions at Humber River, Don River, Rouge River and the other tribs make fishing in the rivers, river mouths and surrounding bays difficult and at times unsafe. The Toronto Harbour carp fishing also declines for days after a heavy rain. Ashbridges Bay becomes impossible to fish for a week after a rain due to the sewage treatment plant located in the bay and the storm water discharges. The Toronto Islands and Tommy Thompson park become the options of choice and the fishing conditions actually improve after a major summer rain storm. TRCA has announced that fishing access points will be improved at Tommy Thompson Park and the Toronto Islands by end of next year. Funding and planning were secured late last year and into this year. Notes on carp fishing this year around Toronto. The pods are fewer and smaller in member numbers. The carp are healthier and in better condition. The runs and fights this year are better...the carp appear to have more energy. The carp are being pressured more with the number of carp anglers in this area having increased ten fold. The carp are more cautious at eating and appear to be well fed and not as desperate for our offerings. Because the pods are smaller we will find 2-4 carp eating at one time rather than 5-10 at one time. The number of pods that are visiting swims is significantly down as well...to about a third of last year. We are not seeing bays with hundreds of carp spread across them as we did in the past. Carp Gates have been installed at Humber River Marsh (last year), Mimico Creek (few years ago) and at Tommy Thompson Park Cell1 a few years back. As well embayment 1 at Tommy Thompson was physically closed off (2 years ago) to all fish for a bird sanctuary. We used to se hundreds of carp using embayment 1 to bask in the sun during the spring and summer months. So carp fishing in Toronto has changed with the year's weather conditions, food sources and man's interference. The numbers are down but many of the fights have been remarkable. Year to year one must expect changes and adapt. We are optimistic that carp fishing will improve over the next couple of years as the carp adapt to the man made changes. The fishing access points that will be built across the city will definitely improve the fishing experience. The mouth of our Don River is going to be naturalized and there will be two mouths. The airport run way at Billy Bishop Airport may be expanded into our harbour and my change fishing there. Ontario Place which has had limited public access will reopen as a park and with a trail in 2017. Changes abound.