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Fishing

The lakes and rivers in the Township of Rideau Lakes offer great fishing opportunities. Species caught along the length of the Rideau Waterway include Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Muskellunge, and Walleye.

Get an Ontario fishing permit and outdoors card and check the rules about fishing seasons (see below) before dropping a line.

Fishing Season and Limits

Species Season Catch & Possession Limits*
Bass* (Largemouth & Smallmouth) 3rd Saturday in June to December 15 Six (6) per day
Walleye ( Pickerel) January 1 to March 1
and
2nd Saturday in May to December 31
Four (4) per day
(must be between 40-50 cm / 15.7-19.7in)
Northern Pike January 1 to March 31
and
2nd Saturday in May to December 31
Six (6) per day
Lake Trout 4th Saturday in May to September 8 Two (2) per day
Muskellunge 1st Saturday in June to December 15 One (1) per day
(min size = 91cm /36 in.)
Crappie open all year Thirty (30) per day
Whitefish open all year Twelve (12) per day
Catfish open all year Twelve (12) per day
Perch & Sunfish open all year Fifty (50) per day

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1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON K0E 1G0

613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250

Fax: 613-928-3097

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