Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing on Island Lake

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

All visitors must pay regular area admission fees.

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

Heated Ice Hut Rentals** 

11 4-man huts and 1 wheelchair accessible hut is available for rent. They are approximately a 5 minute walk from shore and include the following:

  • predrilled holes
  • propane heaters
  • 1 dozen minnows (per hut)
  • 1 extra hole outside per person
  • 2 windows per hut
  • benches
  • coat hooks
  • non-smoking available

Full Day Rental

  • $36 per adult (over 14)*
  • 8:00 am to 5:30 pm daily

Half Day Rental

  • $26 per adult (over 14)*
  • Monday to Friday, any 4.5 hours from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Weekends and holidays, morning 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, afternoon 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm

* Prices do not include HST.

** Minimum 2 adults per 4-man hut on weekends and holidays, children 14 and under are not required to pay a hut rental fee as long as minimum hut occupancies are met.

Pop-up Hut Rental

  • 2 person pop-up hut – $30/day
  • 3 person pop-up hut – $40/day
  • 4-5 person pop-up hut – $50/day
    • Holes will be pre-drilled based on how many people fit. Extra holes available for an additional cost.  Minnows available at an additional charge.
    • Bring their own chairs and heaters
    • $200 deposit on all huts


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