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north channel fishing

North Channel Fishing is a family-owned and operated business located on the beautiful St Lawrence River in Johnstown, Ontario. With docks situated just east of Brockville and the 1000s Islands, North Channel Fishing is just a quick, 50-minute drive from Ottawa, 1 hour from Kingston and 3.5 hours from Toronto, straight down the 401.

The St Lawrence River is world-renowned for its bass fishing and was nominated the #1 bass fishery in 2019 by Bassmaster Magazine. Come see what all the hype is about and book your trip today!

Whether you are an experienced angler looking for a new personal best or a weekend warrior looking to catch a bunch of fish. At North Channel Fishing we've got you covered!

As a family-run business, we value making memories and spending time on the water. We will make it our priority to ensure that you and your fellow anglers have an enjoyable experience and catch the fish that you will tell your friends about.

No experience? No problem! Looking for a great family activity or a fun way to spend the day with friends? We do the work for you and provide all the gear that you will need to have a stress-free day on the water.

Our Guides:


Derek has been fishing since the age of 5 and prefers fishing for bass and walleye. He takes pride in selecting the best bait and providing the full fishing experience. With his knowledge of fishing and familiarity with the surrounding waters, he is sure to get you on fish. 

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Dale Byrd is an experienced hunter and angler who has been fishing on the St. Lawrence River for over 50 years. Over the past several years, Dale has grown his hobby into a full-time passion. He has worked closely with Tightlines UV and has started an annual fishing derby on the St. Lawrence. With Dale as your guide, you are sure to find the big ones and hear a tale or two on your way!

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Dustin is an experienced angler from Ottawa, Ontario. He has been fishing for bass and walleye on the St. Lawrence River for 10 years. Dustin's familiarity with the waters of the St. Lawrence make him the  perfect guide for your next charter.

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Jeff is an experienced hunter and angler. He has been hunting and fishing in the 1000 Islands area for the last 15 years. Jeff navigates the waters of the St. Lawrence with knowledge and you are sure to learn about the surrounding landscape and wildlife while out on the river with him.

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Dale byrd

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