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Canada – Waterfalls Lodge, Spanish, Ontario

June 8 - June 15

Location: Water Falls Lodge Spanish Ontario  www.waterfallslodge.comTravel (driving) time is approximately 12-13hours. This is a drive to destination, no fly-in or ferry to the lodge.

Dates: June 8 – 15, 2024 (Sat – Sat) Arrive Sat the 8th depart Sat the 15th.

Coordinator: Ralph Swallows (ralph@derbycityflyfishers.com; 502-836-8841)

Trip Level: This is a Level 2+ trip — You will be handling a power boat with a trolling motor on large lakes.  It can be windy on those lakes which can make casting challenging, but not undoable. You will be sharing a boat with another angler, so you need to be comfortable fishing in close proximity to another person.

Number of Spots: Up to 18

Fishing License: You are required to purchase an Outdoors Card ($8.57) along with a non-resident fishing license. There are 2 types of fishing licenses that can be purchased: Sport fishing ($54.38 / 8 day) or Conservation fishing ($31.52/ 8 day.) The Sport fishing allows you to keep and possess 4 fish daily, the Conservation fishing allows you to keep and possess 1 fish daily. All licenses are required to be bought online. Click here.

VERY IMPORTANT: YOU MUST HAVE A VALID US PASSPORT OR PASSPORT CARD.  WE WILL BE CROSSING THE CANDIAN BORDER! If you need to apply for a passport, do it sooner rather than later as it may take as long as 6 – 13 weeks to get one!! There are no COVID-19 Vaccine mandates or vaccine requirements currently in place. If this changes we will notify you.

Trip Details:  This is a boating trip. There is a boat with foot-controlled trolling motor for every 2 anglers (included in trip price.) The boats are docked at the cabins. The first tank of gas is included in the trip price, all subsequent fill ups are extra and split between the two anglers sharing the boat.

We are fishing mainly for Smallmouth Bass, but Pike and Walleye are also available.  Fishing tips and tackle recommendations will follow.

Guides and guided excursions are available/optional.

There are four lakes accessible via the provided boats , plus a fifth lake you can walk to from the cabins and rent a boat.  In addition, you can book day trips (extra cost) to one of two remote lakes. Daily remote lake trips include lunch, boat, motor, gas, bait, guide and transportation.

Lodging: We have reserved three cabins (#9, 10 & 11) which can accommodate a total of 18 people. These are waterfront cabins with fully equipped kitchens, outdoor BBQs and fire-pits. The total base cost of the trip $885 US and is for 7 nights lodging with evening meals. Not included are travel expenses, fishing license, breakfast, lunch or guided trips.

Meals: Evening meals (served from 5PM -8PM) are included with the price. Meals are fixed menu but are different each evening. Previous trip participants found them to be delicious and satisfying. Restaurant is a short walk up the hill from the cabins. We are on our own for breakfast and lunch. But with full kitchens they should be no problem.  However, if you prefer you can purchase breakfast and lunch at the restaurant on a walk in basis.

Payment: Payment will be handled in three steps:

  1. At sign up (click here) you will be required to pay a $210, non-refundable deposit to DCFF.  This covers the cabin reservation deposit which we must remit by mid-February.  Therefore, you must signup NLT February 14th. If you need to cancel we’ll make every effort to find someone to replace you on the trip and refund your deposit, but no guarantees. If we can’t fill your spot, your deposit can be rolled forward to the next year.
  2. The remaining balance ($675 US) will be paid directly to Waterfalls Lodge upon arriving at the Lodge.
  3. Before leaving the lodge you will settle up with them for gas and any additional charges you incurred during the week.

You are encouraged to go to the Waterfalls Lodge website and check things out. There are videos available on the website. This resort has been featured on The New Fly Fisher YouTube Channel.


June 8
June 15


Derby City Fly Fishers


Water Falls Lodge
432 Waterfalls Road
Spanish, Ontario POP 2E0 Canada
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