Fishing

The Napanee River and Hay Bay are great spots for fishing, as they are home to walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, perch, lake trout and crappie.

Check out the popular bodies of water in Greater Napanee and the fish found in them:

 Adolphus Reach
Fish Species: Largmouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Salmon, Pike, Panfish and Walleye

In the fall, troll this area for 10+ pound walleye! Its deep water, which sometimes exceeds 100 feet, can be stacked with walleye making their annual migration into the Bay of Quinte to stage in front of the spawning rivers.
 Hay Bay

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Pike, Panfish, Lake Trout and Walleye 


Hay Bay, for the most part of the east, is shallow and weedy and is a great location for Largemouth Bass fishing. The western end is deeper and is a great area to troll for walleye.

 Long Reach

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Pike, Panfish and Walleye

This narrow long stretch connects to Hay Bay and was known for its power boat races in the 1960s.

 Napanee River
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Pike, Salmon, Panfish and Walleye

The Napanee River runs through the heart of Downtown Napanee and is a great location for Spring walleye fishing. It hosts a fantastic salmon run as well.
 Salmon River

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Pike, Panfish and Walleye


Flowing through the north rural area of Roblin, this river is a great place to fish in the spring.

Ontario Fishing Regulations & Zones

Stay safe and be smart on the water. Get licensed and know the rules by visiting Ontario's Fishing Regulations.

Greater Napanee falls under Zone 18 & Zone 20. Please ensure that you're familiar with each zone's seasons and limits.

Local Bait & Tackle Shops 
Local Organizations 

Visit our Boat Launches and Docking page for information on where to launch your watercraft. Please remember to watch your wake when operating a watercraft on our waterways. For more information on wakes, please see our Waterfront page.

Find out why Greater Napanee is a great place to fish:

Need more information? Visit the County of Lennox and Addington's website for more areas to fish in and around Greater Napanee.

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