Fishing in the Ganaraska

View of the Ganaraska River from Corbett's Dam
Coho Salmon

Are you looking to do some fishing in the Ganaraska River?

When fishing the Ganaraska Region, you are fishing within the Fisheries Management Zone 17. Please ensure you have a valid fishing license and are aware of all fisheries regulations.

The GRCA works very closely with the Municipality of Port Hope and the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry to educate anglers on important fishing regulations, prevent poaching and provide knowledge for fun and sustainable recreational activities. Due to the popularity of fishing on the Ganaraska River, there are specific regulations put in place to protect the fisheries. Please review the River Watch Brochure to have all relevant information.

A frequent question received by the GRCA is when will the trout or salmon start their run?

This is a difficult question to answer, since the trout and salmon migration is based on a variety of environmental factors just as water temperature, water level and flow. Generally speaking Rainbow Trout spawn in the spring in the Ganaraska River, while the Pacific Salmon (Coho and Chinook) spawn in the fall. Before you plan your trip to Port hope for trout or salmon fishing it is recommend that you visit here to get a live update of how many fish have entered the Ganaraska Fishway. If you observe a high number of trout or salmon using the fishway, it is probably a good time to plan your fishing trip.