Fish All-Year Round in Hastings

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This region is known for its excellent fishing. Visitors come to fish in Hastings County year-round in one of our 180 lakes and countless streams, smaller ponds and bogs, as well as marinas and fishing outlets.

Hastings County also hosts four major rivers: the Moira, Crowe, Black and York rivers, and an abundance of forests and wetlands which provide valuable wildlife habitat. 

If you are looking to spend the day on the water, review the map below to find municipal boat launches. Please follow Public Health and other government regulations while using these locations, including physical distancing.

In addition to municipal boat launches, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry identifies further access points on the “Fish ON Line” website. Just zoom to the area you are interested in and turn on the ‘Fishing Access Points’ under Map Options as displayed below.

Fish ON Line Map

Fish All-Year Round in the Municipality of Tweed

Man holding up a large Muskie fish while kneeing in a boat; on the water in Tweed, Ontario
Photo provided by The Municipality of Tweed

Try your luck fishing in the Municipality of Tweed, known as a popular sport-fishing destination for their black crappie. You can go fishing (all-year round) on their many rivers, lakes and streams, and enjoy the serenity of the outdoors.


Chris’ Live Bait

Fishing lures in boxes on display in a store.

Chris’ Live Bait, located at 17 Marmora Mine Road, is a family-owned business offering a one-stop shop for all your fishing and hunting needs. Their specialty is live bait! They provide various sizes of minnows whether you enjoy fishing in the summer, winter or all year round!

Fish & Co.

Fish & Co. has both a storefront downtown Madoc, ON and an online store (www.fishandco.ca) so you can shop from the comfort of your home. This outfitters offers a little bit of everything from fishing tackle, rods and reels to apparel and cottage decor.

Mack Attack Outdoors

Mack Attack Outdoors store front window in Bancroft Ontario

Mack Attack Outdoors can be found downtown Bancroft at 44 Hastings Street North, and has everything a fisherman or fisher-woman could dream of! From apparel to fishing gear and specialty lures, add this shop to your list of must-sees on your way to the lake.

Moira Lake Ice Hut Rentals

An ice hut on the frozen Moira Lake in Madoc Ontario, with the sun shining above in a blue sky.

Ready to experience a true Canadian winter tradition? Rent a warm and cozy ice hut from Moira Lake Ice Hut Rentals, located in Madoc, ON. Enjoy a fishing getaway with friends and family this winter. When you arrive the fire will be started, holes augured, minnows provided and ample wood to burn to keep you toasty. The only thing missing is a mug of hot cocoa and you!


Belcast Cottages & General Store

Belcast Cottages' five cottage rentals side by side along the shore of Baptiste Lake in Maynooth Ontario.

Belcast Cottages are located in the heart of cottage country on the beautiful Baptiste Lake in Maynooth, ON. Each cottage rental comes with dock space for one boat and a screened in porch with a picturesque view of the lake. They also operate a General Store on-site, opened seven days a week.

Baptiste Lake has over 50 km of waterways connecting Elephant and Benoir Lake. Fish species include Lake Trout, Muskellunge, Small-mouth Bass, Large-mouth Bass, Rock Bass, Crappie, Pumpkinseed and Walleye. There is a public boat launch located just down the road and a marina on the lake, giving you easy access to get your boat on the water. Need a boat? Belcast Cottages offers a boat rental too!

Limerick Lake Lodge & Marina

Fishing on Limerick Lake

Play and stay on the same lake with Limerick Lake Lodge & Marina. This lodge offers cabins and camping, boat rentals and docking slips, as well as gas station to fill up. Come and experience the best bass fishing, and ATV trail riding in south-eastern Ontario.

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Quinn's of Tweed

345 Victoria St. North Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0

Visitors often ask about the building and it’s name, Quinn’s of Tweed. In fact, tradition dictates that we keep, with honour,  the name Quinn’s of Tweed, the original name of the store and building. The Quinn’s of Tweed building is one of the town’s oldest and most beautiful historic stone structures, dating back to the 1880s. The twelve foot walls allow us to hang paintings in the traditional French salon style. You’ll marvel at the craftmanship of the ash and maple staircase, the old bookeeper’s office, and the stained glass that brings one back to an era when a handshake and promise were as good as gold – today, we still believe in those principles.

gaylord hardwood flooring

228 Victoria St N, Tweed, ON K0K 3J0

Charles Frederick McGowan sold the lot in 1907 to William James Lawrence for $600.00. Shortly thereafter Mr. Lawrence erected the building which still stands there today. He conducted a furniture business until 1912, when he sold the property to the Traders’ Bank of Canada, which within the year, was taken over by the Royal Bank of Canada. It operated out of the building until 1942, when the war forced consolidations and closures due to a lack of tellers (men). The property changed hands a couple more times before local Tweed family, Gaylord Forest Products secured the property in 2003. Since then, they have evolved every inch of the interior into an experience. Each room throughout the building is a real life ‘showroom’ from top to bottom; you simply have to see it to believe it. The stairwell in particular holds a lot of history!

Marmora and Lake Inn

Come as strangers. Leave as friends.

29 Bursthall St, Marmora, ON K0K 2M0

Experience the charm of our 1906 mansion, nestled in the village of Marmora, Ontario, an historic town celebrating 200 years in 2021. The large and stately home was built by Ed Shannon for lumber baron Henry Reginald Pearce (known as “Reginald”) and his family, who purchased the lot for $200. It remained a private family dwelling for many decades and eventually was converted to a Bed and Breakfast by Chris and Lilly Boldly.

It now operates as Marmora And Lake Inn B&B and boasts beautiful, spacious bedrooms with quaint old-world craftsmanship for a luxurious stay. Onsite amenities include an exceptional indoor swimming pool, bubbler tub, infrared sauna, large screen SMART TV’s in each room, wireless internet access throughout, and generous sized gathering rooms. And being a small town, the pool is open to the community and friends for a nominal fee (pre-booking is required).

Our guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast including locally baked breads and pastries, yogurt and fresh fruit, an extensive beverage and tea/coffee bar featuring a wide variety of flavours and blends. Great outdoor patio area for fair-weather relaxation and large private events.

Whether planning a romantic weekend for two, a small wedding, a family reunion or a week-long visit to bask in the natural beauty of the region, the Marmora And Lake Inn B&B will help make it a time to remember. (Please note that all bedrooms are on the upper levels and we don’t yet have accessibility assist.)