For Radiance residents, winter provides a unique opportunity to bond with family and friends and enjoy the warmth of each other’s company. A popular activity in Innisfil, ice fishing lets everyone join in on the excitement as they try to reel in a catch with just a pole and bait. And it's this simplicity that creates a thrilling experience to share moments of laughter, surprise, and the joy of success.
World-renowned Lake Simcoe offers the ideal location to experience the wonders of winter in a snowy landscape brimming with breathtaking sights.
Just 40 minutes north of Toronto, Lake Simcoe echoes all the beauty and serenity that is characteristic of northern Canada. The lake is home to over 40 species of fish — the most popular being yellow perch, trout, whitefish, and northern pike. Ice fishing season on Lake Simcoe begins in January and runs all the way through mid-March.
Cozy huts are available to rent and come with all the amenities needed for a comfortable, relaxing ice fishing session. Huts are typically heated and offer a padded bench and stove to prepare hot drinks and to cook your catch of the day. Each hut has a hole cut in the ice, allowing for easy access for fishing and shelter from the frigid winter air.
What you will need for ice fishing on Lake Simcoe:
A fishing license - You can arrange this online or in person by visiting a participating ServiceOntario location.
fishing rod & tackle - available for rent
Warm clothing - in accordance with the temperature.
For inexperienced folks, we recommend contacting operators to discover tips on how to catch perch. Click Here for a list of operators.
A short trip from Radiance, Lake Simcoe’s crystal water and peaceful atmosphere present winter enthusiasts the perfect family outing to relax and take in the snow-covered scenery.
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