Fishing for Rainbow Trout in Petersburg, Ontario
Looking for something to do in southwestern Ontario? Try fishing. Set on spacious grounds fed by pristine spring water, the Lyndon Fishing Pond is continually stocked with over 3,000 lbs. (1,361 kg) of feisty trout, all raised in our hatchery, very local and farm fresh!
Less than two hours’ drive from Toronto, the pond has been the home of fishing adventures for more than 50 years. Lyndon has created a fun, relaxing fishing experience, providing rods, bait, and complimentary fish cleaning. Our helpful staff will ensure everyone has an opportunity to make cherished fishing memories that will last a lifetime.
With capacity for up to 400 people at any time, Lyndon Fishing Pond is an ideal location for companies to host team building events and picnics.
No fishing license is required to fish at our pond!
Fishing Pond Hours for 2018 Season
The hours of operation for the pond are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Opening Weekend is April 28th
WEEKENDS ONLY – April 28th to June 17th, open Monday of the Victoria Day, May 21st
7 DAYS A WEEK – June 23rd until September 3rd
WEEKENDS ONLY – September 4th until Thanksgiving weekend
The pond closes for the 2018 Season after Monday, October 8th
2018 Price List for Lyndon Fishing Pond
The prices below are for our regular business hours (seasonally, Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Special rates are available for outside these hours. Please contact us for group rates.
Catch and release for bait fishing is strictly prohibited
$5.00 admission per person with fishing pole
$9.00 per pound for live-weight rainbow trout
FREE: Children admission (5 and under)
FREE: Worms are the only live bait permitted, we provide all that you require
FREE: Use of pail and net
FREE: Fish cleaning
$6.00 rod rental
Barbless hooks for catch and release only. Minimum six-lb. test, recommended for eight-lb. plus.
$20.00 per hour – to the closest 1/4 hour
$40.00 per day – Monday to Sunday
$600.00 – 2018 Seasonal Pass
We ask that you please keep any injured fish, and pay for your trout at $9.00 per pound.
Fly fishing can only be done during regular set business hours.
Small portable BBQs for two hours – $15.00
Large BBQ for up to 30 people for two hours – $30.00
For group pricing, please contact us for further information.
Ask about our gift cards!
Lyndon Fishing Pond Useful Tips
At Lyndon Fishing Pond, you don’t need a fishing license and there’s no limit on how many fish you can catch! On the other hand, we do have a few rules of our own to ensure the health of our rainbow trout and the satisfaction of our visitors.
Types of Fishing
We offer bait fishing and fly fishing. Bait fishing is you-catch-it-you-keep-it, in order to maintain the integrity of our pond and the health of our fish.
If you are using a fly rod then you can catch-and-release back to the pond. For fly fishing, a minimum six-pound test is best and barbless hooks are required.
We provide free worms
The only bait that is allowed in the pond is worms. We strive to maintain the cleanest and most bio-secure pond possible. We cannot allow roe/spawn or any baitfish in the pond. Worms are included in your cost of admission.
Bring your own fishing poles or rent one from us.
Lyndon Fishing pond is smoke-free
Lyndon Fishing Pond is a family facility meant to provide a fun-filled fishing day for everyone; we offer a smoke-free environment.
Pets are not allowed.
Lyndon Fishing Pond does not assume any liability for its visitors. Visitors assume all liability.
Kids can learn how to fish and even bring home dinner at our exciting fishing camps.
We will teach all the fundamentals:
- how to tie a hook
- how to put a worm on hook
- how to cast
- how to set the hook
- how to take a fish off a hook
- how to clean a fish
Camp begins after Canada Day
Starting Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Tuesdays and Saturdays in July and August from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursdays in July from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The cost is $35 per child (without fish). Practice time will be with barbless hooks, allowing the fishing experience to be catch-and-release. If you would like to keep your fish, you can purchase it at the special rate of 25% off per pound.
Classes are small with a maximum of six students per Lyndon staff member. An adult supervisor must accompany the student or students. The ideal age for children attending the fishing camp is 6 to 12 years old.
Register your child now
Please contact our Fishing Pond Supervisor to hold a spot for your child in one of our upcoming Fishing Camps. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name and the dates you prefer or contact us to register a camper.
Lyndon Fishing Pond Recipes and Nutritional Information
Eating the fish from Lyndon Fishing Pond is almost as fun as catching them. Our fresh rainbow trout are an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids and lean protein.
Canada’s Food Guide defines and promotes healthy eating for Canadians, recommends you eat at least two Food Guide Servings of fish each week.
Eating fish helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. People are encouraged to eat at least 150 grams of fish each week.
The nutritional analysis was done on 100 g fillets, about 1 1/3 servings.
Pan Seared Fillets
A nice easy recipe for rainbow trout fillets.
4 x 6-8 oz. portion of rainbow trout
½ package regular Fish Crisp coating mix
2-3 oz. olive oil
Salt and pepper to season
Season the trout with lemon juice and 3-4 dashes of the Worcestershire sauce and dredge in the Fish Crisp. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and cook fish flesh side down. Cook on medium to high heat until flesh is golden. Turn over and season with salt and pepper. Allow to cook until flesh is firm with just a slight hint of pink (approximately 5 minutes).
Makes 4 Servings
Source: Seafood Business
A classic Mexican-inspired fish dish…
2 tbsp. (25 mL) olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. (5 mL) dried oregano
¼ tsp. (1 mL) each dried thyme, salt and pepper
4 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup (75 mL) sliced pimento-stuffed green olives
4 tsp. (20 mL) capers
2 tsp. (10 mL) chopped pickled or fresh jalapeño pepper
½ tsp. (2 mL) granulated sugar – add to your own liking
1 lb. rainbow trout fillets
In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook garlic, onion, bay leaf, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in tomatoes, olives, capers and jalapeño pepper. Increase heat to high; cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes or until reduced to a thick sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding sugar to taste.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Nestle fish in sauce; cook for 3-5 minutes or until fish is opaque and flakes easily when tested with fork. Discard bay leaf. Using long lifter, transfer fish to serving plates; spoon sauce over top.
Makes 4 Servings
More ways to enjoy your trout
For additional preparation tips and some healthy ways to enjoy rainbow trout, we recommend the following: