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705-857-2038 or email hartleybay@xplornet.com  -  2870 Hartley Bay Rd., French River, Ontario P0M1A0 View on map 
HOURS:  Open June 11, 2021 - 8am - 6pm Monday - Thursday, 7am - 9pm Friday -  Sunday. Open for overnight camping / launch open until Oct. 31, 2021 We are taking new bookings for the summer for the cottages and canoes. Please phone our office to get into the booking season.

Don't let that Big One get away! Fish the French River!

The legendary waters of the French River hold a wide assortment of game fish that have been attracting guests to our area year after year.  The French River Delta is unique in the sense that it has more boat accessible channels and outlets than anywhere else on the French River.  These remote waters are home to pike, pickerel(walleye), bass, muskie, crappie and sturgeon. Around the campfire stories are continuing to be told of “the big one” they caught that day and also of “the big one” that got away.

Unfamiliar with the French River or just want an expert to lead the way?  French River fishing guides are available.  For $400 a guide will take you out fishing, in their boat, on the French River or down to the Georgian Bay for the day.  Shore lunch will be provided as well as bait and gas. 3 people maximum, includes boat/gas/bait and shore lunch. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to reserve a date.

In order to keep our fish in abundance a slot size has been implemented.  For more information and regulations for fishing in the French River visit the Ministry of Natural Resources Ontario Fishing Regulations page here.  We are located in Zone 10.

French River Fishing Outdoors Card      operator card
To purchase fishing licenses for both
residents and non residents of Ontario
visit the Ministry of Natural Resources
Licence page here
. *
  Boat Operators also need to have a
Pleasure Craft Operator’s License.

* Fishing License - NO LONGER available at Hartley Bay - please pick up at Canadian Tire/Bass Pro Shop/ French River Trading Post

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