June 5, 2020: Currently Mountsberg Dam, Hilton Falls and Robert Edmondson are OPEN for Fishing. Kelso Lake is CLOSED.
For many people, nothing is more relaxing than sitting on the edge of a creek or lake, listening to the gentle sound of water lapping against the shore and casting a line into the cool waters.
Shoreline, fly and non-motorized boat fishing abound at four Conservation Halton parks. A valid Ontario Fishing License is required for those 18 years of age. For more information about regulations click here.
Where can I fish?
Conservation Halton parks have some great fishing opportunities and Hilton Falls Reservoir is a great place to start.
A short hike from the parking lot will bring you to the reservoir that is home to Largemouth Bass and Brook Trout.
Types of fishing: Shore (extremely rocky)
Kelso (CLOSED TEMPORARILY)
Kelso lake supports a diverse sports fish community consisting of Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, and Pumpkinseed.
Anglers may fish from shore or by non-motorized boat. Paddleboat and canoe rentals are available near the dam.
Types of fishing: Shore and non-motorized boat
Mountsberg is home to a 202-hectare water control reservoir on Bronte Creek. Visitors can access the reservoir for fishing from two locations with varying levels of amenities.
The park doesn’t have a boat launch, but small watercraft can be launched from shore and shore fishing is permitted. Visitors may also enjoy other amenities such as the Mountsberg Raptor Centre, Cameron Farm Yard, Play Barn, washrooms and gift shop.
The Mountsberg Dam is accessed through an alternate entrance, and this area offers the best reservoir for fishing and launching of non-motorized boats. Located on Concession Rd. 14 E in Hamilton, the Dam offers a parking lot, boat launch and outhouse. Self-serve fee station in effect.
Types of fishing: shore and non-motorized boat
Robert Edmondson offers a pastoral location for shore fishing. Quiet and picturesque, this park offers picnic areas, a 2 km hiking trail, parking lot and outhouse facility. Self-service fee station in effect.
Types of fishing: Shore