Hitting the hardwater for brookies and rainbows in the middle of a snowstorm
Part of the reason why the fishing in the forest is so good is thanks to the Haliburton Forest Fishing Society, which was created in 2017 to promote responsible fishing practices and manage fish stocks. To develop and maintain naturally-producing fish populations, the society has designated a series of “Put, Grow and Take” lakes, which are stocked with hatchery-raised rainbow and brook trout in the fall (seen above). While anyone who buys a day pass can fish in the forest, everyone who visits is encouraged to become a member of the Fishing Society by donating a minimum of $25 (which is matched by the Forest). All the funds raised by the society go towards the stocking program. Last year, the Society stocked 6000 trout.