Backroad Mapbooks Fishing Mapbook - Eastern Ontario v4 #978-1-897225-78-3

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Welcome to the Fourth Edition of the Fishing Mapbook for Eastern Ontario!

Get ready to reel in the catch of a lifetime! With so many lakes and streams to choose from, this Fishing Mapbook is sure to become the go-to guide for all your fishing excursions. Featuring many of your favourite lakes and streams found in the popular Kawartha Lakes region (Zone 17), the familiar lakes and rivers of Eastern Ontario (Zone 18), and the big water around Lake Ontario (Zone 20), no other source offers as many fishing hot spots or details on where to fish in the area. In addition to hundreds of lakes and streams, you will find countless fishing tips, coloured depth charts, information on surrounding facilities, directions and fish stocking data.

This information allows you to explore the lakes and rivers of Eastern Ontario with the confidence of a good guide. Whether you are a local fishing pro or visiting an Ontario fishing hot spot for the very first time, our detailed information is sure to prove valuable in your success rate as you take in the natural beauty and colonial history behind the oldest settled region of the province.

Boasting a great reputation as one of the premiere fishing destinations in Ontario, Eastern Ontario is home to hundreds of beautiful lakes and waterbodies. The unique collection of cool and warm bodies of water in the area provides an endless array of angling opportunities. Smallmouth or largemouth bass are prolific in the region, with the majority of fishing holes being inhabited by either species. Brook trout and lake trout are also quite popular. Anglers targeting these sport fish can expect to find a combination of natural and stocked fishing opportunities. Larger predatory fish such as the ever popular walleye (pickerel) and northern pike can also be found throughout the region in decent quantities.

The lakes and streams in this region vary from the popular Rideau and Trent-Severn Waterway chain of lakes to small backcountry lakes. As an added bonus, we also feature some of more popular river hot spots in the area. The popular lakes are home to cottages and can be busy destinations during the summer months, but they do offer great boat launch facilities and the convenient amenities to help make a perfect fishing holiday. If serene surroundings are what you seek, lakes found between the main highways (e.g. areas between Highway 28, 62 and 41 or north of Highway 7) would be the ideal spot to bait your hook, sit back and relax: until you get your first bite, that is.

Although Eastern Ontario’s well-developed road systems provide easy access to most fishing hot spots in the region, there harder to reach lakes that require a 4wd vehicle, ATV or are only accessible by trail or portage. Let us also be your guide on the road to your fishing adventures and pick up your very own Backroad GPS Maps or the Cottage Country Ontario and Eastern Ontario Backroad Mapbooks. In addition to the detailed backcountry maps, our Mapbooks and Backroad GPS Maps provide detailed information on everything from camping areas to other fishing opportunities and are the perfect companion to the Fishing Mapbook Series. So cast your line, sit back and relax.

Happy fishing everyone! 

Features & Benefits

  • Lake Charts: Contour map or depth chart provided for each lake
  • River Hot Spot Maps: Are you a stream angler instead? Well we won't disappoint here either. We feature the main streams in each region and note the hot spots or common access points on the maps.
  • Road Features: Complete classified road systems, road names and more
  • Longitude and Latitude: for GPS user
  • Reference Section: Comprehensive write up on Fishing, Access Info, Facilities, Stocking Info and more


  • Dimensions: 21.5cm x 28cm (8.5" x 11")
  • Pages: 208
  • Map Scale: 167 Lake Charts @ various scales, 12 River Maps @ various scales
  • Regional Cities/Parks: Arnprior, Belleville, Bon Echo, Carleton Place, Cornwall, Kingston, Madoc, Ottawa, Perth, Bobcaygeon, Lake Simcoe, Lindsay, Orillia, Peterborough, Port Perry, Rice Lake, Trent Severn Waterway

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