Fishing in Georgina

girl holding her fishing catch on Lake Simcoe in Georgina

Many choose to come to Georgina for the array of fishing spots along 52 kilometres of Lake Simcoe shoreline and the short drive from Toronto. 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. 

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.

Ice fishing

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 hut operators 

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. Find out more about parking for ice fishing.

Expression of Interest for Fish Hut Operators

Expression of Interest for Fish Hut Operators to occupy a town lot for the upcoming season are being accepted by e-mail to until November 10, 2023. The following items must be included:

  1. Business Plan and History of Operations
  2. Location Requested (Jackson’s Point Park, Holmes Point, Virginia Wharf)
  3. Bid Amount
  4. Agreements will be prepared for the period of December 15, 2023 – March 31, 2024. Successful applicants are required to submit proof of insurance and payment prior to operations
  5. The permit holder shall assume full responsibility for the maintenance of the lands, including but not limited to winter maintenance, snow ploughing and garbage removal, throughout the times during which they are entitled to occupation.

Submissions will be evaluated in November 2023, and our office will reach out to you with the results of your submission.

2024-2025 Season:

  1. Please note Operators with permits in the 2023-2024 season will be offered “first right of refusal” in future years. This is not transferrable to another operator under the same business name.
  2. Fees are included in the “Fees Bylaw” and are set as follows for the next 4 years. Fees do not include tax or a security deposit of $300.00.









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