North Grenville is an angler’s paradise! Kemptville Creek flows into the Rideau River and both feature excellent fishing year round. In summer, when the boat traffic picks up, it’s easy to find a quiet spot out of the main channel of the Rideau. Kemptville Creek is 63 km long, but it’s only about 5 km from the Rideau to Kemptville. It has decent depth, lots of foliage and is home to a variety of species, including musky and pike.
The Rideau has been a famous bass fishery for more than 100 years. This section of the Rideau River is also very popular for muskie anglers. Good opportunities exist for bass, walleye and panfish, as well.
Some of the best fishing happens in the off season when the boat traffic is quieter. You’ll find some awesome ice fishing holes if you’re keen to bundle up and give it a try!
There are lots of places in the area to find bait, tackle and other fishing supplies. Folks can fish licence-free during Family Fishing Week held in the summer and for weekend in February, May and June, too. Check the Ontario Family Fishing website for info about those events and for licensing requirements and regulations during the rest of the year.