Voted the Ultimate Fishing town 2012, Hastings is a popular destination for anglers. Located at the mouth of Rice Lake and Lock 18 on the Trent-Severn. Fish for muskie, walleye, pickerel, large and small mouth bass, pike, perch, and panfish.
The Hastings Bridge is known as the only roadway bridge in Ontario you can legally fish. It’s an ideal spot located in the heart of the Village of Hastings, with nearby access to fishing supplies, restaurants and shops.
Test your angling skills in a bass tournament; several are held in Hastings each year. Plan your visit around a Kids, Cops & Canadian Tire Fishing Days event, so your little ones can explore the sport of fishing as well.
Book a cottage resort for a restful and relaxing stay on the Trent-Severn. Both Trent River Cottages and Lured Away Cottages are located in Hastings, offering boat rentals, or you can fish right off their dock. This Trent-Severn Trail Town is perfectly situated with nearby resorts on both the north and south shores of Rice Lake, with options suitable for a family-friendly vacation or a weekend with friends.
More than 10 species of fish are found among the Trent Hills fishing areas. If you are looking for Brown or Brook Trout, Mill Creek in Warkworth is the spot. Percy Boom and Bradley Bay in Campbellford are popular locations for both sports fishing and family fishing. Trent-Severn Waterway Locks 8 through 18 are located in Trent Hills and these offer public fishing. If you are looking for a longer stay to cast your line, check out the Cottage Resorts in Trent Hills.
Research license requirements, regulations and fishing zones here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/fishing