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The St. Lawrence River is a multispecies angler’s paradise, and the Cornwall and Counties region is a prime example. The diverse structure of the river and the ample supply of forage fish make it an ideal habitat for some of Ontario’s most sought-after sport and coarse fish.

FISH: Bass (largemouth and smallmouth), muskies, northern pike, walleye, yellow perch
HIGHLIGHT: Trophy smallies and walleye, with many areas to fish
WHEN: Early season for walleye; Fall for bass

Winter angling in the SDG area is one of the region’s best kept secrets with more than 20 locations to drop a line! The St. Lawrence River is known for some of the best pike and walleye fi shing in the world— and you can catch them all year long!


  • Hoople Creek Basin- Ingleside - One of the largest natural Pickerel fish hatcheries and fishing areas in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

  • Mill Pond - Alexandria - Home of the Alexandria Ice Fishing Derby

  • The Cairn - South Lancaster, ON Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence with a beautiful view of the old Cairn.

License-free Family Fishing!
February 16–18 & June 29-July 7