starting our 35th year of continuous
operation of serving Ontario's West Coast
Our deep overflowing pond is fed by clear
cold spring water. Because the pond is spring fed and deep, the water
remains cool all summer, allowing the trout to thrive. The pond is
restocked many times each year with trout from our grow-out facility.
We do not consider the pond's primary function to be that of a recreational fishing facility - this is a farm where you and the family can enjoy the pleasure of catching your own quality trout - somewhat similar to other farms where you pick your own fruit or vegetables (food). Taxes, therefore, are not applicable
Some people prefer to select their fish (or supplement their catch) with trout from our grow-out tanks. On the average, these fish are sold at a lower price than those angled for in the pond. The trout flavour is mild and guaranteed to be the very best quality.
We are open [nearly every day] - but call first -519-357-2329
WE accept [only] 3 groups each day. Summer is the hardest season to catch trout; however if you arrive at our start time and follow our suggestions; you will catch trout. " By appointments only " 519-357-2329. (name and telephone # required) No admission fee or taxes. No plastic
Most are rainbow trout 12" to 30" (1
to 10 lb.) stocked many times in the year.
Trout (12-14") and Brown
are also stocked when available.
Patrons must be aware of the dangers of a deep pond and be responsible for their children. We insist that a harness or a flotation device be worn by any child not knowing how to swim well. Remember, the water is deep and the banks are steep.
*NOTE: If your child is deemed to be a liability by us, you and the child will be asked to leave the fishing area.
Fly fishermen are welcome and an area is set aside for their fishing.
If you require a spinning rod and reel, a set can be rented for $5.00 per session .
Dew worms (available at $2.50/half doz.), and cooked corn are the preferred bait. Fish don't see colours the way we do; so they mistake the corn kernel as their food pellet. Do not use corn to chum as vegetable (plant) protein is not digestible by trout. The use of other foods for bait such as cheese and marshmallows is not allowed.
Roe and live
allowed or to be [even] brought onto the premise (disease control
A receipt is issued stating that the trout were purchased at our licenced facility, and as such, are exempt from all fishing licence requirements, closed season, and catch and possession limits.
Our customers enjoy one of the lowest fee-fishing rates in Ontario. These rates have been accomplished and maintained thanks to a clientle that understand that misusing the fish stock in the pond will lead to higher costs including an entrance fee. Since there is neither an entrance fee nor an entertainment fee or tax, the only money we receive is from fish safely caught. We sell trout - not entertainment!
The trout in the pond is our inventory. Like any business, we frown on the unnecessary abuse of inventory that the customer has not yet paid for; unlike store shelf inventories, the misused (trout) inventory either dies, becomes maimed, infected or (if it survives) becomes smarter then some fishermen.
Examples of misuse:
(1) The person who 'horses' the fish around because he or she has caught all the fish they want, never-the-less, continues to fish anyway, hoping that the hooked fish will 'accidentally' get off.
(2) The tightwad that releases fish so he doesn't have to pay.
(3) Poor fishing practices such as;
on the line, lifting the fish out of the water by the line (not using
the landing net ), unhooking fish or placing the pail
containing the fish too close to the waters edge. Unhooking
should take place at least 20 ft,
back from the pond edge.
As far as we know, our fish have never broke a line; the damage always seems to occur when there is a ' big jerk' at the end of the pole.
The above message is aimed at the 'smartass' - not the inexperienced or
novice; they mean no harm and will become our valued customer.
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