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Fishing

Brockton is making a name for itself as one of the greatest fishing destinations in the world!

Home to both the Saugeen and Teeswater Rivers, Brockton offers first-class fly fishing,  and anglers will find the feeder streams and spring-fed lakes offer an abundance of brown trout, bass, and pike.

Most game species can be caught in the Saugeen River; the river is easy to access featuring a variety of trails, boat launches and access points.

For information on fishing rules and licences in Ontario visit:
https://www.ontario.ca/travel-and-recreation/fishing-licence-ontario-residents

 

 

Species
Brook Trout

  •     Season runs: fourth Saturday in April until September 30

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Salmon

There is an extended season for brown trout, rainbow trout and salmon in the Town of Walkerton between Truax Dam and the westerly edge of the concrete abutments downstream of Denny's Dam, north of Southampton.

  •     Ministry of Natural Resources estimates 50,000 rainbow trout return to spawn
  •     Season runs: fourth Saturday in April until December 31

Pike

  •     Season runs: second Saturday in May until December 31
  •     Good population of pike under the east bridge in Walkerton

Saugeen Musky

The Saugeen musky is unique to the river, being a hybrid of Kawartha & Huron breeds, a result of re-population efforts.

  •     Season runs: June 1 until December 15

 

If you are interested in helping to maintain the health of the Saugeen River either in an advisory role or by pitching in with some hands-on volunteer projects, please consider joining the Friends of the Saugeen! To be added to the group's mailing list or to obtain more information please email info@walkertonbia.ca.

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