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Trout treat: Late-season fly fishing in southern Ontario

Image Via: Scott Gardner

Trout treat: Late-season fly fishing in southern Ontario

Outdoor Canada visits The Franklin Club and hooks up with some autumn beauties

Warning: For those of you who have already put away your fly gear for the season, these shots will make you want to hit the water one last time.

The Franklin Club
The Franklin Club

Located in Mount Albert, about 45 minutes north of Toronto, the member-owned Franklin Club specializes in fly-fishing for rainbow and speckled trout. The 200-acre property has been owned by the club for over 100 years, and boasts such amenities as a clubhouse with overnight accommodations, a 40-seat dining room and a meeting room.

And since it’s this is private water, the Franklin is open for fishing all year round. So it’s a great place to visit when trout season is officially over, and you’ve got a hankering to air out the fly gear. Which we did…

Scott Gardner

Scott Gardner

Outdoor Canada associate editor and fly-fishing columnist Scott Gardner is happiest when he's on the water fishing (especially from his kayak) or just surrounded by trees, preferably out of cell phone range. Since joining Outdoor Canada in 2010, Scott has won nine National Communication Awards from the Outdoor Writers of Canada for his adventure travel and fly fishing articles, and been nominated for five National Magazine Awards.

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