Fishing in Georgina
Many choose to come to Georgina for the array of fishing spots along 52 kilometres of shoreline, the short drive from Toronto and historical downtowns with accommodations, dining and shopping. Whether you are one of the thousands of visiting anglers or a local Georgina resident, everything you need to enjoy this outdoor activity can be found in one of Georgina’s lakeside communities.
With several well-established ice hut operators in Georgina, it makes it easy for families and others to try this great winter sport. For active hard-core ice anglers, the quality and quantity of fish available in Lake Simcoe brings them back year after year. For complete details on fishing rules and regulations, visit the province's Fishing page.
Ice fishing and parking
If you are a visitor and looking for parking, the pay-and-display parking lots at North Gwillimbury, Willow Beach, De la Salle, Jackson’s Point Harbour are open, and parking in those lots is free in the winter. While Holmes Point Parking is available to current resident parking pass holders, non-resident visitors may be subject to a nominal parking fee. There is also parking in south Keswick at Adeline Park and Young’s Harbour. There is no parking allowed on most of Lake Drive and the surrounding streets. This is to allow access for emergency vehicles. For more information on parking, visit georgina.ca/parking.
Ice hut operators
- Casey’s Fish Huts, Port Polster: 705-437-1560
- KS Lake Simcoe Ice Hut Rentals, Pefferlaw: 905-722-3372
- Ice Fishing Outfitters, Sutton: 905-715-9718
- Jason’s Fish Huts, Sutton: 905-955-1104
- Paul’s Ice Fishing Huts, Pefferlaw: 705-437-4066
- Pefferlaw Fish Huts, Pefferlaw: 705-437-1890
- Snake Island Fish Huts, Keswick: 905-955-0027
Ice Fishing Derbies on Lake Simcoe
If you want to test your luck and skill, anglers can enter the Lake Simcoe Ice Fishing Challenge for $100 for a chance to win $5,000. The challenge will be held over 30 days, from Feb. 11 to March 13 and tracked using an online app. Visit icefishinglakesimcoe.com for more information and to register.
Open water fishing
Whether you want to fish by boat or land, you have many options in Georgina. You can make a day of it out on the water by renting a boat at one of Georgina’s marinas throughout the Town’s lakeside communities. To launch your boat, contact the marinas or visit a Town-operated location. If you prefer onshore fishing, you can cast your line at Sibbald Point Provincial Park or by the rivers that intersect with the area’s trail systems. For a complete list of Georgina's parks that offer fishing, visit the Municipal Facilities and Amenities Map.
Below are some links to help you navigate your visit:
- Find a place to stay
- View the Discover Georgina Guide
- Dine and shop in our historic downtowns
- Learn more about tourism in Georgina