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River Maps

Knowing where to fish and where an angler can legally access is one of the largest hurdles to get someone on the water, it is also the most asked question and most covered topic in our shop. 

Below you will find a list of rivers that flow in Southern Ontario, and where you can find publicly accessible water and angling opportunities.   We also have a rating system on how publicly accessible the waterway is, please keep this in mind

while you start exploring.

It is important to note that not all rivers, streams, creeks and other water bodies, have public access.  If there is public access it may not be for the entire river. Please note that parts of the waterway may be privately owned and at times it may includes the riverbed. 
This is your starting point, do your research,

and please respect private property.
Know where you're wading.

Here are some links to help you along you way:

Drift Outfitters Map Disclaimer

Ontario Fishing Regulations
Fish On Line - Anglers Resource
Crown Land Use Policy Atlas

Information on Trespassing in Ontario
Water Flow & Level Monitoring


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Public Accessibility Ratings
VA - Very accessible     MA - Moderately Accessible   LA - Least Accessible

South & South West Region
Grand River - Above Belwood Lake - MA
Grand River- Upper Tailwater - VA
Grand River- Middle - VA
Grand River- Lower - VA
Conestogo River - MA
Humber River - VA
Credit River - C&R Only Area - MA
Credit River - MA
Ganaraska River - MA
Bronte Creek -
Don River - VA
Rouge River - VA
Bowmanville Creek - VA
Oshawa Creek - VA
Whiteman's Creek - MA
Thames River - VA
Teeswater River -
Speed River - VA
Shelter Valley - LA
Guages Creek - LA
Highland Creek - VA
Big Creek  - MA
Niagara River - VA

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Georgian Bay Region
Beaver River - MA
Nottawasaga River - MA
Bighead River - MA
Sydenham River - MA

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Lake Huron Region
Saugeen River- VA
Maitland River - VA
Sauble River - MA
9 Mile River - MA
Bayfield River - MA

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