Algonquin Park has over 1,500 lakes and 1,200 kilometres of streams and we have recorded 54 different species of fish in the Park. In addition, Algonquin Park is home to some of the finest Brook Trout and Lake Trout fishing in the world!
Why is Algonquin Park Famous for Brook and Lake Trout?
Lakes in the backcountry of the Park are not fished heavily because of their remote location. Lakes along Highway 60, where fishing pressure is higher, have special regulations to ensure the populations are not overfished. As a result, Algonquin Park is considered one of the finest locations for Brook Trout and Lake Trout in the world.
Spring provides some of the best fishing opportunities of the year. Many anglers say the best fishing is deep in the heart of Algonquin’s backcountry, and the indispensable Canoe Routes of Algonquin Provincial Park map-brochure can lead you to that “secret lake.”
Algonquin Park has outstanding fishing as a result of its numerous headwater lakes and rivers, remoteness, protection from development, and the Park’s knowledgeable anglers. In order to ensure the protection of Algonquin’s fragile fishery for the future, special fisheries and park regulations have been developed specifically for Algonquin Park. Highlights include:
- Possession (and use) of live baitfish is prohibited in Algonquin Park
- No winter fishing (fish sanctuary from late November to late April)
- No fishing within 100 metres of any dam in Algonquin Park
- It is also illegal to transfer fish from one water body to another
- Motor restrictions
- Restrictions on caching boats and canoes
- For more information see the Fishing Regulations Summary & Park Rules and Regulations.