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Take up fishing in Waterloo Region this spring

Updated Monday, April 9, 2018  ::  Views (760)

The spring fishing season will be fully underway by late April. Get your license today by visiting: Be sure to read the Ontario Fishing Regulation prior to casting out. Learn what is and what isn’t permitted, anglers guide, general prohibitions and how to transport fish. Provincial boundaries and crown land camping sites are other great benefits found in the provinces regulation manual.  


The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) has 11 different venues that offer fishing. Visit the events calendar for all upcoming events including four fishing derby’s happening this year: 

May: Belwood Lake Pike Derby
June: Shimano Take a Kid Fishing Day
June: Grand Opportunities Fly Fishing Forum
July: Conestogo Lake Park Fishing Derby


Check the GRCA Events Calendar for details:


The Grand River stretches throughout Waterloo region and can pose a serious threat when water levels begin to rise. Whether you’re out fishing, hiking, canoeing or kayaking be sure to visit the authority online before venturing out. To find out current water levels, visit the River data section at the GRCA:


Find a favourite fishing hole within minutes when you’re living along the banks of the Grand River in Cambridge and Kitchener. Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned fly fisher there are all sorts of ways you can get in on the sport in Waterloo.  Small and large mouth bass, walleye, rainbow trout and big river fish are all part of the draw of the Grand River and its tributaries.


If you’re a seasoned pro at GRCA sites you can always venture over to the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA). The HCA also has three venues that are designated for fishing including: Valens, Fifty Point and Christie Lake. Valens is just beyond the City of Cambridge limits offering a variety of fish to be caught. You can also rent canoes and book yourself a spring camp site at this year round conservation ground.


Waterloo residents can easily be set up and ready to fish this April with so many holes dotted along the banks of the river. Visit the sports stores and secure your license today to start your fishing hobby on your next day off!

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