Rice Lake is well known to anglers from all over for its outstanding fishing.
The kids will love shore fishing and are bound to have a blast catching sunfish, perch or even a bass! More experienced anglers can set their sites on the abundant muskie and walleye proliferating the lake. Don’t have your own boat? Rent one of ours!
Whatever your level experience, fishing on Rice Lake is always exciting!
A variety of boat and motor rentals are available to suit all individual and family needs. Whether you’re an experienced fisherman, a beginner, or just want to get out with the family on the water, we have many options for you to choose from. We are happy to take reservations from both resort guests and local visitors looking to enjoy a day on the lake. Guests of Golden Beach can enjoy complimentary use of a selection of non-motorized watercraft including canoes, kayaks and paddleboats!
Please Note: Fishing Regulations are subject to change. Additional information regarding rules and regulations are available at The Ministry of Natural Resources website.
If you are 18 and over or under 65 years old:
You will need a valid:
- Outdoors Card (a plastic identification card, valid for three calendar years), and
- a fishing license (valid for either one or three calendar years)
A fishing license can be for either conservation (reduced catch limits) or sport (normal catch limits).
If you are under 18 years old or 65 and older:
You do not need to purchase an Outdoors Card or license to fish. You will need to carry your government-issued identification with you, that includes your name and date of birth, at all times while fishing. Your identification acts as your licence to fish, if you belong to one of these age ranges.
Canadian residents can fish without buying a fishing license:
Four times a year, Canadian residents can fish in Ontario without buying a fishing license:
- Family Fishing Weekend in February
- Mother’s Day Weekend in May
- Father’s Day Weekend in June
- Family Fishing Week in July
Season Dates & Possession Limits
|SPECIES||START OF SEASON||END OF SEASON||SPORT POSSESSION LIMIT||CONSERVATION POSSESSION LIMIT||LIMITS|
|Sunfish, bluegill, pumpkinseed||Open all year||Open all year||300||15||Only 30 may be greater than 18 cm (7.1 inches)|
|Crappie||Open all year||Open all year||30||10||None|
|Perch||Open all year||Open all year||50||25||None|
|Walleye (Pickerel)||2nd Saturday in May||November 15th||4||1||Must be 35-50cm|
|Muskellunge||1st Saturday in June||December 15th||1||0||Must be greater than 112cm|
|Largemout/ Smallmouth Bass||3rd Saturday in June||December 15th||6||2||Possession limits apply to any combination of Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass|
|Bullheads, Carp, Rockbass||Open all year||Open all year||No Limit||No Limit||None|