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Nottawasaga River

Nottawasaga River

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Fishing on the Nottawasaga River

The Nottawasaga River and its tributaries provides one of the most diverse sport fisheries in Southern Ontario! The lower reaches of the main river support northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye & muskellunge with the upper Nottawasaga River and tributary streams like the Mad, Pine & Boyne rivers provide excellent angling for resident brook and brown trout. High quality coldwater stream habitats in the Nottawasaga River Watershed produce huge numbers of wild juvenile rainbow and chinook salmon which support the bulk of the offshore fishery in the South Georgian Bay area. Adult rainbow trout and chinook salmon returning to the Nottawasga River in the late summer and fall provide one of the most dynamic river fisheries in Ontario with an all year round season encompassing almost 90km of stream between Wasaga Beach and the mouth of the Boyne River near Alliston. A fishing access point is located in the dunes area of the Wasaga Beach Provincial park. Boat launch facilities in Beach Area 1 allow easy access to Georgian Bay from the Nottawasaga River. Click HERE for more information on fishing in Simcoe County.
Nancy Island on the Nottawasaga River

Paddling on the Nottawasaga River

Dip your paddle into the historical waters of the Nottawasaga River, where warriors, voyageurs, missionaries, soldiers, and explorers once traveled. The main branch of the Nottawasaga River is 121km long, dropping 300 m from its source in the Oak Ridges Moraine and Niagara Escarpment to its mouth at Wasaga Beach. Launch your canoe or kayak at Edenvale and navigate 23.5km of river through to Wasaga Beach. Highlights include Jack’s Lake and the Wasaga Beach parabolic sand dunes. Eagle Adventure Experiences & Free Spirit Tours offer guided tours. Click HERE for more paddling routes along the Nottawasaga River & other routes in Simcoe County.
Paddling with Free Spirit Tours on the “Notty”
SUP’ing with Eagle Adventure Experiences


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