Fish the Edge: Algonquin Park

Iconic Algonquin Provincial Park has over 1,500 lakes, 1,200 kilometres of streams, and  – on record – 54 different species of fish located within and around. 

Lakes in the backcountry of the park are not fished heavily because of their remote location. Lakes along Highway 60, where fishing pressure is higher, have special regulations to ensure the populations are not over-fished. As a result, Algonquin Park is considered one of the finest locations for brook trout and lake trout in the world. Spring provides some of the best fishing opportunities of the year.

There are a number of services in the park and along the Highway 60 corridor from the west at Dwight to Whitney in the east.The park has a number of campgrounds and there are full service resorts both inside the park and just on the outskirts. Canoe outfitters can provide everything you need to begin your fishing adventure.

Note: The use of live bait is not permitted in any of the park’s lakes. The use of powerboats is also restricted to a few lakes.

Click on the icons below for more information about fishing in Algonquin Park.

Featured photo courtesy of HAY LAKE LODGE & COTTAGES

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For additional information, visit the Friends of Algonquin Park website.

Check out the video below for intel on brook trout in Algonquin Park

Note: Information on these pages has been provided to Explorers’ Edge by guides and accommodation providers in the region. For definitive information on fishing in the province and in this region, visit the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.


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