Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing on Island Lake

All activities and programs are subject to Covid-19 Public Health Restriction.

When the temperatures drop below freezing, ice fishing become the most popular activity at Island Lake Conservation Area!

The season begins after January 1 annually, when 7 inches of ice has formed on the lake.

Your ice fishing experience can be enhanced by the following:

Live Bait Policy

Hole Augering Service*

  • 1 hole for $1.77
  • 3 holes for $4.43


  • $6.19 per dozen with your own bucket
  • $8.85 for first dozen if you don’t have your own bucket

Ice Fishing Rod Rental*

  • $10 per day
  • $20 deposit required, refunded upon return

*HST is not-included



Reservations are recommended for weekends and holidays. A $2 non-refundable reservation fee (per person) and credit card number are required. Please call 1-800-367-0890 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm or book online here.


Phone cancellations can be taken at 1-800-367-0890 up to reservation time and receive a full refund minus the reservation fee ($1.77 plus HST per person). No refunds will be permitted for “no shows” or cancellation during or after reservation time.


Please note:

Snowmobiles ATV’s and other motorized vehicles are not permitted on the ice or in the Conservation Area.

Fishing licenses are required and are not available for purchase on site.

Ontario Fishing Licences can be purchased at Canadian Tire or online at


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