Places to Go Fishing in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Places to Go Fishing in Peterborough, Ontario, CanadaPeterborough in Ontario is a tranquil Canadian town just 78 miles northeast of Toronto and roughly 20 miles north of Lake Ontario. Situated on the Otonabee River between Rice Lake (pictured) and Katchewanooka Lake, Peterborough is often referred to as the gateway to the Kawarthas lake regions of Canada. With so many beautiful bodies of water in the surrounding area, visitors in Peterborough will find a number of scenic places to go fishing.

Katchewanooka Lake

Go fishing at Katchewanooka Lake, the source of the Otonabee River that flows through Peterborough. Katchewanooka Lake measures 5 miles in length and half a mile in width. The Trent Severn Waterway pours into the lake, bringing a constant supply of fresh water. You can fish from the shore of the lake, from a dock, or you take a row-boat out on the water with your fishing gear. Expect to catch perch, walleye, bass, carp and muskie.


Rice Lake (pictured above)

Head to Rice Lake for top notch large-mouth bass fishing. This lake is shallow and full of aquatic weeds where these bulky fish breed and feed. Groups of large-mouth bass inhabit the algae covered fringes of the lake and often weigh around 3 pounds each. Fish around docks or weed-flats where the bass congregate.

O.F.A.H. Conservation Centre Pond

Visit the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Conservation Centre Pond. The O.F.A.H. pond offers free fishing equipment and a fully stocked pond where beginners can try their hand at fishing. The O.F.A.H in Peterborough is intended to afford seniors and people with limited financial resources the opportunity to go fishing. The pond is stocked with bass, perch and sunfish. A nature trail with picnic areas is adjacent to the pond area. Fishing poles and instruction by staff are offered for free. The only thing you have to bring is your own bait. Peak fishing season takes place between May and September.

Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters
4601 Guthrie Drive, PO Box 2800
Peterborough, ON
K9J 8L5
Tel: (705) 748-6324

Article Written By David Thyberg

David Thyberg began his writing career in 2007. He is a professional writer, editor and translator. Thyberg has been published in various newspapers, websites and magazines. He enjoys writing about social issues, travel, music and sports. Thyberg holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College with a certificate in Spanish and Latin American studies.

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