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It’s tough to beat the adrenaline rush that comes from landing a feisty smallmouth or trophy walleye. And there is no shortage of heart-pounding, grab-the-net excitement waiting for you at Mattawa River Resort on Lake Champlain at the heart of the Mattawa River.

World-Class Fishing Experience

Lake Champlain and the Mattawa River are teeming with species and the fishing has been exceptional this year. Walleye, pike, largemouth & smallmouth bass, trout, catfish, musky and even sturgeon are found in these waters but, like all of the best Ontario fishing destinations, the key to getting the most from your experience is to have an insider’s edge to find the water’s sweet spots. The Mattawa River Resort has two secret weapons in residence: Captain Tim and Gabriel, both avid anglers who have fished nearly every inch of Lake Champlain and the adjoining Ottawa and Mattawa Rivers. They know where the trout are hiding and the best times to tempt those big bass, and they are happy to share those guarded secrets with resort guests. You’ll cross paths with Tim and Gabe on the grounds or in the lounge, and for the ultimate experience, you’ll want to arrange a guided tour with Captain Tim’s Northern Boat Tours aboard his 23′ Cypress Cay pontoon boat.

When you book your waterfront resort vacation, you’ll be joining an “A-List” of anglers who have placed the Mattawa among Canada’s top fishing destinations. The New Fly Fisher loves Mattawa River fishing and The Canadian Fisherman host Scott Mills featured the Resort on his “Meet the Outfitter” series. Even Canadian fishing guru Bob Izumi praised his experiences fishing the Mattawa and nearby Ottawa Rivers while filming an episode of Real Fishing and wrote about the “multi-species fishing, magnificent scenery and friendly folk” that he enjoyed during his stay at Mattawa River waterfront resort.

All-Inclusive and Totally Exclusive

One of the reasons our resort tops the list of cottage resorts in Ontario is the serenity and privacy it offers. We offer the only boat launch on Lake Champlain, providing our guests with truly exclusive access to these uncharted waters. You can launch and dock your own boat, rent a 3-person or 6-person fishing boat, or charter our pontoon for groups of up to 11 people. Or, simply pull up an Adirondack chair and try your luck right from the dock. Every cottage rental also includes full complimentary use of the resort’s canoes, kayaks and pedal boats.

Our all-inclusive fishing packages make Mattawa River Resort one of the most sought-after resort deals in Ontario. We offer 3, 5 and 7-day packages that are customizable to meet your group’s needs. All-inclusive packages starts from $999 per person and feature up to three meals a day from the Cardinal Restaurant, plus t-shirts, hoodies, bait and more. Contact the lodge for details and begin planning your all-inclusive getaway today.

Family Vacations that Make Memories

This is the place where memories are made and even first-time fishers can experience the thrill of the catch. Re-live the simple pleasure of dropping a line from the dock as you sit and reconnect with the kids or grandkids. Our beautiful waterfront resort has it all for your ultimate family cottage vacation destination: complimentary canoes, kayaks and pedalboats, swimming, beach volleyball, horseback riding, hiking, bike trails, and of course, toasting marshmallows at the fire pit. If you are searching for family vacation ideas that will create lasting memories, this is it – so make sure you pack your camera to catch every magical moment.

Group Fishing Trips

A Mattawa River fishing excursion at our waterfront resort is perfect for your next guys fishing getaway or corporate retreat. Our cottages accommodate 2 to 16 guests, and our fully-licensed lounge at the Cardinal Restaurant features upscale casual dining in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. For clubs and corporate events, the resort offers a variety of meeting room options with projector, screen, white boards and AV equipment upon request. Email to learn more.

Casting along weed beds for bass and pike, trolling the deeps for pickerel or still-fishing for pan fish and catfish – however you love to fish, Mattawa River fishing will test your skills, get your pulse pumping and leave you hooked. Contact us today for available dates and make plans now for your ultimate fishing vacation at Mattawa River Resort.

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