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Perfectly located off the shores of Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, the Chatham-Kent region is the home of world-class freshwater fishing for anglers at any experience level. From leisurely summer days to sports fishing and thrilling tournaments, the opportunities are endless shore to shore.
Charters and Marinas
Don’t let the shore restrict your experiences. Lovers of the sport join forces in the opportunity to dive deep into angling and head out onto the waters of Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. From Mitchell’s Bay Charters to Rampage Sport, and Bayside Camp, you don’t have to own your own boat to enjoy the thrill of catching local Walleye, Pike, Rainbow Trout and Lake Erie’s famous Perch.
Do you have that competitive edge and are looking for the opportunity to pick up the pace? Test your skills at one of this seasons fishing tournaments. In Erieau Mitchell’s Bay and Wheatley, the highlighted tournaments range in price point and give you the opportunity to win cash prizes that’ll be sure to be the highlight of your summer.
Grab a Bite
Right offshore sits the home of delicious fish and chips. Molly & OJ, one of the staples of Erieau, uses fresh Lake Erie perch in their classic fry up. For some of the tastiest pizza around, check out Bayside Brewing's amazing wood-fired pizzas. They taste even better paired with their craft brews and Rondeau Bay views from the patio!
Where to Stay
Stay outside and near the water at Rondeau Provincial Park. This location hosts plush greenery and calming shallow waters that will turn your fishing adventures into a calming retreat. You can also enjoy near water stays at Molly & OJs Lakeside Cabins in Erieau. You'll be steps from the water and the full service Erieau Marina. Looking to take it indoors and into the city for a break from your days on the water? Visit the Ridgetown Inn or classic Holiday Inn Express.
Whether its for their vast history, beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants or amazing angling, take the trip and #VisitCK for memories you won’t forget.
For more information about Angling opportunities in Chatham-Kent, visit Chatham-Kent Angling.
Please take a moment prior to your visit to confirm that the places you plan to enjoy will be operating when you arrive. The partner listings in our Things To Do section are a great resource to find operator websites and phone numbers.