Fly Fishing in Fergus, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Fly Fishing Championships On Grand River

How to catch a trout everytime. Trout fishing secrets!The Friends of the Grand River hosted the fourth annual Canadian Fly Fishing Championships in June 2006.

Eight teams of five anglers from across Canada competed on the Grand and Conestogo Rivers.

The largest trout was 18 inches.

886 fish were caught in total, mostly small brown trout.

Fly-In Fishing Guide

Need To Learn About Fly Fishing?

Need an Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Resident or Non-Resident Fishing License?

Visit the Grand River Troutfitters store in Fergus, Ontario, Canada for the basics in Fly Fishing, or a more elaborate instruction - personal, in a group or as a team-building corporate event.

According to their website they are the #1 in Fly Fishing education!

Flyfishing Equipment

In the beforementioned shop you can also buy new gear or used flyfishing equipment.

NOTE: Trout season is from the last Saturday in April to September 30.

Grand River

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A Grand Experience… Always

Participants in the Championship agreed that The Grand lived up to its reputation of a great flyfishing river, worth a trip into Centre Wellington, Ontario, Canada. Bed & Breakfast owners and other local businesses welcomed the many contestants with open arms into Fergus and Elora. Centre Wellington is a great place to live, work and recreate. Maybe an idea for your next vacation? Fly-in fishing on the Grand River...

The magnificent Elora Gorge and Quarry are close by, Fergus has its renowned Truck Show and Scottish Festival - and places like St. Jacobs, Elmira, Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and even Toronto and Niagara Falls are all within driving distance.


More information about Belwood Lake on this page from the Grand River Conservation Authority (this link opens in a new window).

Upcoming Events

More tourism related organizations and businesses in Centre Wellington (Fergus, Elora, Belwood, Salem) can be found in our business directory ("tourism" section). We can also recommend our local Calendar of Events or an overview of events in our surrounding area.

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