Family Fishing



Fishing is no longer just a solo sport – bring your entire family on your next visit to Northeastern Ontario and make it a memorable vacation!   

Do you need a refresher on fishing? Or does your family need to learn? No matter what the age or skill level, you can stay with one of our partners in the Experience Fishing Program and learn from professional guides with decades of experience.  
At our partners, your family can also enjoy swimming, paddling, boating, star gazing, hiking, and so much more!   

Take full advantage of our pristine lakes and rivers by enjoying a stay in one of our world-class lodges and camps. Use the map below to to find the perfect accommodations for your family or group or visit our Places to Stay page.

New to Fishing? Want to Learn?


If this is your first season fishing, you may be hesitant to plan a fishing trip somewhere new, but Northeastern Ontario is a wonderful place to learn and we’ve been working with lodges and camps across the region to make the transition as easy as possible. You won’t regret making the trip when your skills, and catches, advance quickly.

Experience Fishing is a Northern program that helps new anglers find lodges that offer gear and guidance for beginners. If you’re interested in learning about a specific species or you’d like to get lures, rods, and other equipment to help target some of our species, Experience Fishing lodges offer packages to suit all levels.

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Search Lodges, Cabins, and Resorts

Beautiful Log Cottage

Beautiful Log Cottage - 3 Bedroom (inc Sleep ...

492A Moosehead Road, Box 250
Mattawa, ON

Rockgarden Terrace Resort

The Rockgarden Terrace is located in the heart of ...

1358 Monument Road
Mindemoya, ON

Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge

Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge is a ...

1 Commanda Island
French River, ON

Smoothwater Outfitters & Ecolodge

Located on James Lake in the Temagami region, ...

34 Smoothwater Road
Temagami, ON

Sid Turcotte Park

Sid Turcotte Park near North Bay and Area in ...

750 Mattawan Street
Mattawa-Bonfield, ON

Great Escape Cabins

Embark on a memorable outdoor adventure at the ...

884A Hwy 607
Alban, ON

Sportsman’s Lodge Wilderness Resort

We invite you to experience sun sets that will ...

240 Kukagami Lake Road
Wahnapitae, near Greater Sudbury, ON

Bay Lee Mac Camp

Bay Lee Mac cottages are nestled among the trees ...

112 Bay Lee Mac Rd, HWY 11 N
Latchford, ON

Standing Pines Lodge

Our off-grid cabins are located 36 km from River ...

Hwy 805
River Valley, ON

Elk Lake Lodge

Come enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Elk Lake ...

1000 Ontario Street
Elk Lake, ON

Happy Day Lodge

Happy Day Lodge near Timmins and Cochrane and ...

P.O. Box 1259, Chapleau
Chapleau, near Highway 144, ON

Bear’s Den Lodge

We are a family friendly and family owned ...

2870 J Hartley Bay Road
Alban, ON

Rainbow Camp & Trailer Park

Family fishing resort located in Noelville, ON on ...

606 North Channel Road
Noelville, ON

Mattawa River Resort

Travelers who love the great outdoors will ...

6251 Highway 17
Mattawa, ON

Air Ivanhoe Limited

Fly-in fishing action for Ontario pike and ...

120 Ivanhoe Lake Road
Foleyet, ON

Agnew Lake Lodge

Agnew Lake Lodge offers year-round accommodations ...

847 Agnew Lake Road
Webbwood, ON

The Nuthatch Retreat Cottage

STAR Licensed #2023 - 02 for Billings Township. ...

627 CD Newburn Road
Kagawong, ON

Cochrane Air Services Limited

Situated at Cochrane, Ontario, Cochrane Air ...

Box 1893
Cochrane, ON

Green Bay Lodge

Green Bay Lodge is a boutique waterfront resort ...

322 Cosby Subdivision Road
Mindemoya, ON

WildExodus Adventures

WildExodus is a hospitality and premier outdoor ...

7001 Dalton Road
Wawaitin Falls, ON

Killarney Mountain Lodge and Conference Centre

As the sun sets, the warm glow of pink granite ...

3 Commissioner Street
Killarney, ON

Municipality of French River

Blessed with incredible natural beauty, French ...

44 Christophe Street
Noelville, ON

Municipality of Callander

Located 15 kilometers south of North Bay, ...

280 Main Street. North
Callander and South Shore, ON

Mattawa Golf & Ski Resort

Mike and Brenda Martel wish you a warm welcome to ...

2314 Highway 17
Papineau-Cameron / Mattawa, ON

Bay Wolf Camp

Bay Wolf Camp is located on the shore of West ...

104 Lakeshore Road
Shining Tree, ON

Big Moose Camp Resort

Big Moose Camp is a family owned and operated ...

581 Big Moose Road
Corbeil, ON

Elk Lake Wilderness Resort

Elk Lake Wilderness Resort is a 4 seasons resort ...

590 Highway 65
Elk Lake, ON

Mowat Landing Cottages

Mowat Landing Cottages is located at the road’s ...

L9, C5, Barr Twp, Mowat Landing Road
Haileybury, ON

Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa

More than your average hotel, Cedar Meadows ...

1000 Norman Street
Timmins, ON

Wikwemikong Tourism

Wikwemikong Tourism, on Manitoulin Island and in ...

2098 Wikwemikong Way
Wikwemikong, ON, ON

Fish Tale Cabins & Campground

Fish Tale Cabins & Campground is located on ...

2597 Wolseley Bay Road
Noelville, ON

Mattawa River Cottage

Located on the historic Mattawa River, The ...

Water Street
Mattawa, ON

Cedar Village & Marina

Cedar Village & Marina, the heart of the ...

RR #2
Alban, ON

Von Doeler’s Ranch

We are very proud to have our fourth generation ...

1286 von Doeler Road
Rutherglen, ON

Memquisit Lodge

Great fishing, boating and even hunting are all ...

506 Memquisit Road
Monetville, ON

Avalon Eco Resort

Avalon Eco Resort is an Off-Grid-Resort offering ...

476 Hwy 637
Killarney, ON

Camp Conewango

Camp Conewango is a resort on the north shore of ...

1875 Songis Road
Redbridge, ON

Mattawa Adventure Camp

We are a year round camp located in up North in ...

4601 Highway 17E
Mattawa, ON

Saenchiur Flechey Resort

Peaceful, charming, and set against the backdrop ...

513 Lemieux Road
Monetville, ON

Booth Landing Camping & Cottages

BOOTH LANDING has been a vacation destination ...

437 Golf Course Road
Powassan, ON

KapRiver Outfitters

Several decades of operations have made KapRiver ...

10 Erie Street
Kapuskasing, ON

What species are you after?


Our borders start on the rocky shorelines of Lake Huron. Follow the coast to the tributaries of the Great Lakes, or head north into the tens of thousands rivers and lakes in Northeastern Ontario.

Lakes here range from mesotrophic to oligotrophic. The mesotrophic lakes offer lots of fun opportunities to fish natural structures for warm water species such as bass, walleye, muskie, and pike. And our oligotrophic lakes have deep, crystal clear waters perfect for all types of trout.

Some lakes have the best of both worlds and while you’re here you’ll have the opportunity to catch both natural and stocked lake and brook trout.

Resources and Regulations


Before heading anywhere new, every good angler should check the region’s rules and regulations. It’s important to respect the seasonality of species to make sure you have the best vacation possible.

You also need to make sure you have the proper fishing license for the type of fishing you’re doing.