Experience Fishing French River – 3 Nights in Housekeeping Cottage

Would you like to learn to fish? Your opportunity awaits you at the Bear’s Den Lodge. Join in on the experience fishing French River program. Your stay includes:

  • Approximately 1 hour of dry land learning from expert outfitters where you will learn about:
    • Fish identification and their anatomy
    • Learn how to prepare and cast a fishing rod
    • Proper fish handling
    • Ontario fishing rules, regulations, and slot limits for the French River
    • Water and fishing safety
  • 1 hour of practice fishing time; we provide the equipment and promotional fishing licenses for youth (under 18)!
  • Day Two:
    Practice on own with assistance as needed from expert guides. Learn how to filet a walleye and prepare for shore lunch – video. Hiking, basketball hoop, swimming, yard sports, pool table, games wildlife viewing, stargazing with telescope
  • Day Three: Practice casting, fishing and, proper handling of live fish for release. Boat side checklist and operation of boat rental equipment.

Your stay – Our French River cottages are comfortable and fully equipped for those who enjoy preparing their own meals. Vacation at your own leisure while the cottages are supplied with essential kitchen supplies and utensils so you can self-cater and enjoy the freedom of the Canadian wilderness. Bedrooms are carpeted with electric heat to stay comfortable for your great Canadian outdoors adventure for the chilly days of spring or fall. Be sure to bring your own food, personal & dish towels, and toiletries. All fishing gear and tackle will be provided. Before you set out on your Northern experience in roofed accommodations in the French River Provincial Park grab your camera. Visit Ontario fishing regulations, person over 18 years of age, please purchase proper fishing licenses for fishing!

Your hosts, Art & Brenda Barefoot

Bear's Den Lodge

2870J Hartley Bay Rd.
Alban, Ont. P0M 1A0
Tel: (705) 857-2757

Winter Address:

124 Shagbark Rd.
Alum Bank, PA 15521
Tel: (814) 839-2443

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