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.

July 4-19, 2020 you can fish for free in Ontario! Learn more.

Some of our favourite fishing holes:

  • Anniversary Park
  • Rotary Park
  • Curry Park
  • Rideau river Provinical Park

See more details and their locations here.

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.

  • Tackle Share

    Need a rod and reel? Initiated by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and proudly sponsored by Ontario Power Generation, the TackleShare Program gives new and young anglers the opportunity to go fishing at no cost. Participating anglers simply sign out a rod and reel, as well as an assortment of tackle in the same way that they would borrow library material.

    Local Participating Sites

    North Grenville Public Library
    Rideau River Provincial Park

Visitor Information

  • 613-258-9569 ext. 162

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    Municipality of North Grenville

    285 County Road #44, PO Box 130
    Kemptville, ON
    K0G 1J0


Visitor Guide 2020

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