Steelhead Fly Fishing
Steelhead Fly Fishing
Steelhead Fly Fishing

Nottawasaga River
Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada

"The Nottawasaga River twists and turns through various areas until it flows into Georgian Bay. The river is famous for it’s healthy runs of steelhead. These chromed fish are super aggressive and average 5 to 7 pounds in this river. A big fish is 12 pounds or larger."

Bill Spicer, Tourism Northern Ontario 2014.


The Nottawasaga River, Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada is noted for its very large steelhead, the Ontario record rainbow trout/steelhead is from the same body of water that the 'Notty' feeds into, Lake Huron's Georgian Bay. At a monstrous 40.65 lbs. and only 39.1" long it had a massive girth of 29.4". Once found only on the West Coast of North America, the first steelheads were brought in the 1890s to the Nottawasaga River. The biggest true steelhead taken from Ontario’s water weighed 29.12 lbs caught from the mouth of the Nottawasaga River in Georgian Bay, the same river where the fish made its first appearance. Steelhead can live up to nine years but generally 6 to 7 years are tops, in that time a steely can reach upwards to 30 lbs. The Notty has slow and fast moving water that is ideal for wading and at over 74 miles in length offers plenty of good pools.

Steelhead Fly Fishing School Packages is also available for the those new to fly fishing or to fly fishing for steelhead..READ MORE.

SEASON: The spring season runs April to mid May while the fall fishing season begins at the end of September and runs through to the end of November.

TRIP INCLUDES: Deluxe Accommodations and Meals, Ontario Conservation Fishing License, Airport Shuttle from Toronto, Ontario and Guided Fly Fishing for Sinlge Handed and Switch Rods.

LODGING: Accommodations are nestled within the quiet countryside of the Nottawasaga Valley at the fabulous riverside Inn, deluxe units with two queen beds and private four piece ensuite baths.

WINE AND DINE: Enjoy an endless choice with a buffet meal or indulge in an inspired and delectable menu creation in the Riverview Room. The spectacular views of the Riverview Room compliment a contemporary open concept dining space that offers a wide-range of selections. Whether you're sampling from the buffet breakfast and lunch specialities or your choice from the table d'hôte dinner menu which changes daily. The Riverview Room provides an ideal space to gather and enjoy a delicious meal before and after a hard day of fly fishing. Please note that alcoholic beverages are the client's responsiblity and not included in the basic package price.

TRIP LENGTH: Flexible - Minimum 3 days to a Maximum 7 days or any number in between


• Bring along a few fly rods from 5-8 weights both in 9' -10'single handed versions and 11'- 13’switch rods.

• A quality reel with a smooth drag system is a must as is several hundred yards of 20 lb backing.

• Intermediate to fast sinking shooting heads are the norm but floating lines can be used to fish a riffle fly or to dead drift a nymph.

• Leaders and tippets range from 3' to 12' with a breaking strength of 6 lbs to 10 lbs.

• Good quality chest waders with rubber or felt soles, the bottom is mostly sand/gravel. Don't forget your wading belt.

• A water proof wading jacket and multiple layers for cold and windy days add to the anglers comfort and make for enjoyable long days on the water and protection against the elements.

• Biting bugs in the early part of the season can be plentiful so pack some insect repellent.

• Personal gear is up to you all bedding, linens and towels are provide with daily maid service.

• All flies and tippet material are provided by your guide but visit our fly shop:

for specific Nottawasaga River Steelhead flies if you prefer to purchase your own.


• 3 Day Nottawasaga River Trip - $2599.00 USD first rod, additional days at $795.00 USD.

• An additional rod is $795.00 USD per day with maximum two rods per trip sharing accommodations and guide.

• 7 Day Nottawasaga River Trip - $5779.00 USD for the first rod and $5565.00 for a second rod sharing accommodations and guide.

• Steelhead Fly Fishing School 2 Day - 3 Night Package - $2599.00 USD includes: Lessons in Casting, Reading the River, Fly Tying and Steelhead Fishing, Couples Package Price - $3,299.00 USD per two students sharing accommodations

• Not included - alcohol and tips.

• Rates are subject to change without notice.


The following applies to all trips booked and organized by Breakaway Classic Adventures:

50% deposit per rod of the total package cost for each trip is due at time of booking to secure the trip reservation.

Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure and start of trip.


Trip packages are non-refundable, it is highly recommended that you purchase trip insurance in the event that you have to cancel, for any reason.


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P.O. BOX 442