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    Riding and Fishing spots

    Does anyone have any suggestions on where some good spots to go fishing via bike are?

    What I'm ideally looking for is to find some spots that I can access on single track trail. The quieter and more remote the spot, the better. I would love to ride in for 1-2 hours on trail, hit the spot to do some fishing and have lunch and then ride back out in the afternoon. I haven't fished in years so I have no clue where to start to look.

    I'm located in York Region and open to driving a few hours in any direction.

    Not expecting anyone to give up their secret spots....But if you wish, my private message box is always open

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    Cool idea, combining activities...

    Puslinch has great singletrack and plenty of lakes in the area...some right there where you're biking, and others close by. You could drive into Cambridge for lunch, or there is a service station accessible off the singletrack (it's close to the 401), though eating there--during such a cool riding/fishing expedition--probably wouldn't fit the activites well.

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    It's not exactly quiet, and there's no real reason to bike to there, other than to have fun, but Christie Lake Conservation Area has both riding and fishing. Does Kelso have fishing? They certainly have biking.

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    I'm not an angler myself, but if I was I would want to be just like this guy;

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/7477117" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/7477117">Rocky Mountain Altitude RSL</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/rockymountainbicycles">Rocky Mountain Bicycles</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    fly or spinning rod? live bait or lure? light or heavy tackle? what do you want to catch?

    some info around the gta:

    http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/stdprodcons...l02_163569.pdf
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    Spinning rod and lures (don't want some worms or anything spilling out in my hydration pack haha).

    I'm on the lookout for a collapsible rod that will strap to my pack as well, but haven't really looked yet to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadmos View Post
    Spinning rod and lures (don't want some worms or anything spilling out in my hydration pack haha).

    I'm on the lookout for a collapsible rod that will strap to my pack as well, but haven't really looked yet to be honest.

    I recall seeing an article about 3-5 folks who would ride/fish. More of a fun/scenic article, but may have mentioned gear. I read it in the past few months, so it may be in Dirt Rag (though I don't think it was that one), IMBikeMag, Bike...or one of the urban mags (can't remember the names). Sorry that isn't much help, but maybe scout the mags when you're next at a book store.

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    i use a rapala freshwater travel spinning rod. fairly light weight set up with a traditional narrow bobber. mainly go for trout. it's so easy to find live bait along the river bank (small worms, later in the season grasshoppers). i like to keep it simple and it's fun to float a bobber into the perfect spot the trout are sitting in.

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    Sweet, that is pretty much exactly what I'm looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    I'm not an angler myself, but if I was I would want to be just like this guy;

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/7477117" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/7477117">Rocky Mountain Altitude RSL</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/rockymountainbicycles">Rocky Mountain Bicycles</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
    Exactly what I was thinking soon as I saw this thread...always enjoy this video! I'd be happy just to have those bike skills lol!
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    The Lone Wolf.....Matt Hunter

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    BDC..

    Fishing at the Barrens?

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    ^No idea what/where that is? Info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by db9 View Post
    BDC..

    Fishing at the Barrens?
    The Barrens not so much.
    I would do BRMC for Muskoka River access to rainbow trout...




    Hardy Lake for small mouth bass...




    Devil's Gap trail goes right by two lakes...






    Cornall Lake...




    There are ~6000 lakes in Muskoka so I'm sure there are others!
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    What is the BMRC? Any tips on a place to start at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadmos View Post
    What is the BMRC? Any tips on a place to start at?
    Bracebridge Resources Management Centre...trail head is off HWY 11 east side ( northbound) north of Bracebridge
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    As always thank you BCD.. and nice pictures (again..)

    Are the trails listed at BMRC - general access multi use trails?
    difficult riding?

    Thx

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    There are a bunch of rail trail, RTV and snowmobile trails all around Haliburton. Again they go by a ton of lakes. I have cottaged in the area for years and pass lots of places to fish. Google the area and you will find all the trails. It is a bit of drive though for just a day of fishing and riding. There is too much riding up in Gravenhurst to do any fishing though. Way too pooped by the end of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by db9 View Post
    As always thank you BCD.. and nice pictures (again..)

    Are the trails listed at BMRC - general access multi use trails?
    difficult riding?

    Thx
    Thanks! Yes the trail map is at the trail head, I think 17K total...not technical. Hiking, biking, skiing etc...no motorized transport.
    BTW, anyone wanting to see more pics of these areas, click on the Albums link in my signature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    There is too much riding up in Gravenhurst to do any fishing though. Way too pooped by the end of it.
    I'm OK with that! 8-)
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    This is a fun place with pretty good singletrack.

    Fishing Paradise at Haliburton Forest

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    Great thread! Great video by Rocky mountain also!
    Whiteface may be too far from the GTA, but it's only a couple of hours from Ottawa so I try to go every spring: bike the small but fun trail network in wilmington and fly fish on the legendary Ausable river.

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    Check out the Victora Rail Trail. There is a trailhead on Mount Horeb Rd, right beside the Pigeon River. I went to check it out this past weekend, saw a few people fishing there. Trail is 85 km and goes from Bethany to Kinmount.

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