Ice Fishing

Whether you are sitting on the ice on a nice sunny day or huddled inside a fish hut, Dorset is the place to be if you enjoy ice fishing! The area lakes are teaming with perch, splake, bass and trout to name a few. Asking the locals where the best place to fish is sometimes difficult because they don’t want to give away their secrets, but if you spy an area where there are several huts then you’ve found a popular spot.

Ontario residents need an Outdoors Card to fish in Ontario. Immediate temporary cards can be obtained  from more than 1,800 licence issuers across the province or online at

Regulations are different from one lake to the next – be sure you know your catch limit, type of fish and the number of fishing lines you are allowed to have – before you venture out.

Please stay safe – do not wander out onto unfamiliar ice.