Belwood Lake Smallmouth Bass 255

Facts for Belwood Lake Conservation Area:

Belwood Lake is 12 km long and was established during the construction of the Shand Dam in 1942.
Seasonal, private cottages are within the limits of the Conservation Area.
Day use of the Conservation Area is permitted.
Children 13 years old and under can fish for Rainbow Trout and Smallmouth Bass in a pond.

Belwood Lake Conservation Area Park Topograhic Map

Callan and Dad Geoff on Belwood with a Fall Walleye...

A Belwood Lake Fall Walleye.

Boat Access:

The GRCA owns 1,348 hectares (3,330 acres) which includes the 758 hectare(1,874 acre) lake on which power boats are permitted.Two boat launches are available within the Conservation Area limits and boat rental is available in season at the Park Office. A boat launch is also located in the village of Belwood. The Conservation Area is open year round.

Ice Fishing:

When ice conditions are good, the fishing can be excellent for perch and northern pike. Belwood Lake also has ice fishing in winter when conditions allow and fishing for perch and northern pike can be excellent. Check the Newsroom during winter for the winter activities update.

Belwood Walleye Joseph May 30th 2017 AAA

A Belwood Lake Walleye.

Fish Species:

Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Bullhead, Carp, are some of the species found in the Conservation Area.

Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Pike and Walleye are found downstream of the Shand Dam.

Belwood Lake Conservation Area Records:

Pike – 44 inches; Catch & Release
Smallmouth Bass – 21 inches; Catch & Release
Brown Trout – 24 inches; Catch & Release

Quick Tips while on Belwood Lake Conservation Area:

Spinnerbaits and jerkbaits are effective for pike when fished near submerged willow shrubs around the perimeter of the lake. Trolling with spoons, spinners and crankbaits produces fish when water levels drop along the shoreline.
Diving crankbaits and salted tube jigs fished over lakebed points and humps are successful in producing catches of Smallmouth Bass. The old riverbed provides excellent structure for holding bass.

Belwood Lake Conservation Area

Local Fish Species
Ian 22 inch Grand River Brown Trout CC
Saugeen River Steelhead October 21st 2016AAA
Fairy Lake Crayfish March 2017AAA


Guelph Lake Largemouth Bass Ultra Tungsten 12 ounce Spinnerbait AAA

Largemouth Bass

Guelph Lake Rock Bass AAA

Rock Bass

Steve Silver Bass Hamilton AAA

Smallmouth Bass

bluegill (2)


Guelph Lake Bulhead Catfish AAA
Carp on the Fly Rod Thames River

Common Carp

Catfish Rapala Centerpin Float Reel AA

Channel Catfish

Creek Chub

Creek Chub

Upper Grand River Horny Creek Chub AAA
Crappie through the Ice Guelph Lake AAA

Black Crappie

Steve Freshwater Sheephead Drum Hamilton DDD
Mooneye Fishing on the Lower Grand Rver BBB


Perch Guelph Lake Ice Fishing A
Longnose Gar Pike Kawarthas A
Northern Pike Chartreuse Trout Bead Okuma Raw Float Reel Resized

Northern Pike

Upper Grand River Walleye on a Bead Head Nymph AA
Jim Boni Atlantic Salmon Petite Cascapedia 22lbs AAA.13
Early Lake Huron Chinook Salmon on the Centerpin Float Rod AAA

Coho Salmon

Common Shiner AA


Sucker Float Centerpin Fishing Mad River Bead Raven Fixed Float BB

White Sucker

Sunfish and a Berkley Pink Worm


Waterworks Lamson Force Grand River Second Year Brown Trout AA

Brown Trout

Lake Trout Lake Simcoe Pearl XZone Swammer

Lake Trout

Resident Upper Saugeen Rainbow Trout BB
Brook Speckled Trout Erin Ontario CC
White Fish Lake Simcoe Gold Cotton Cordell CC Spoon Resized for Web

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