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Fishing in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Get Hooked

Families, friends, and professional anglers have been casting their lines in the unique blend of cool – and warm-water lakes in the Kawarthas for generations.

Whether you’re enjoying a weekend away with your pals or teaching a little one to cast a line (and getting the snapshot of their first fish for the ‘gram, of course), fishing in Peterborough & the Kawarthas is perfect for your next adventure. 

Places to Cast

Fishing Equipment and Rentals

For the Fisher/Paddler

  • 10 Signature Paddling Routes
    a canoe in lake surrounded by forest

    10 Signature Paddling Routes

    Dip your paddle deep into time. Travel along the routes of the voyageurs in a canoe crafted by hand, the vessel that was created by Indigenous peoples. The vessel that helped create the nation we call Canada. That we’ve honoured with its own museum.

  • Back to the land: Kawarthas is for Nature Lovers
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    Back to the land: Kawarthas is for Nature Lovers

    “Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before dawn.” I wonder if George Washington Carver, the botanist who’s credited with that quote, would mind if I tweaked…

    Doug ONeill By Insider Doug ONeill
  • Dip Trip
    a canoe in lake surrounded by forest

    Dip Trip

    In Peterborough & the Kawarthas, our connections to the surrounding lakes and rivers along the Trent-Severn Waterway run deep. Bucket List Paddle through the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock  Have…

  • Trent-Severn Waterway
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    Trent-Severn Waterway

    Peterborough & the Kawarthas is home to Canada’s Treasured Waterway, the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada – our connection to our land, our people, our industry, our past and most importantly our future.