Ontario Fishing Trips

by | Jun 25, 2017 | Archives, Fishing

What to Bring for Fishing Vacations:

  • Passport or U.S. Passport Card
  • Grills – while Pasha Lake does not supply propane grills, most bring a small portable camping grill and find it works great
  • Bath towel, washcloth and kitchen towel
  • Clothing for any temperature (hot or cold)
  • First Aid kit
  • Coastguard approved lifejackets
  • Gloves for early spring or late fall
  • Rain gear & waterproof footwear
  • Fishing gear and tackle
  • Landing net
  • Weigh Scale and fillet knife
  • Food for housekeeping
  • Beer, booze and mix
  • Toileties
  • Personal medications
  • Sunscreen and lip balm (15 SPF or better)
  • Flashlight (Waterproof is best)
  • Sunglasses & hat
  • Camera and film (please send copies of big fish to us for our photo galleries)
  • Paper products such as paper towels and napkins
  • Bug repellent (10% DEET or better) & bug coils
  • GPS or compass can come in handy
  • Mosquito Coils
  • Lighter or matches
  • Charcoal for grill
  • Spare set of vehicle & boat keys

Fishing Licenses:

Both Sport Licenses & Conservation Licenses are for sale at the lodge. All non-residents of Ontario need to buy a fishing license. Required Boat Safety Gear:

If you bring your own boat, Ontario water safety regulations require your boat to be equipped with the following items. There is a good chance you will be stopped for a boat safety check:

  • Anchor and rope
  • Paddles
  • Bailing tin
  • Non-projectile signaling device such as an air-horn or whistle
  • Coastguard approved lifejackets
  • Waterproof flashlight with good batteries in the flashlight
  • A 30-foot rope with a floatation device attached to the end for rescue situations

Ontario Boating Regulations for Children:

  • Children under 12 years of age must wear a life jacket at all times
  • No one under the age of 16 can operate a PWC (personal watercraft).
  • No one under the age of 12, who is not being directly supervised (by someone over the age of 16), may operate a vessel with more than 10 hp.
  • No one between the age of 12 and 16, who is not being directly supervised (by someone over the age of 16), may operate a vessel with more than 40 hp.

Pleasure Craft Operator Card:

  • As of Sept. 15, 2009. all rersident powerboat operators must obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
  • Non-residents do not need a Boat Operators Card unless they are in Ontario for more than 45 days.