Haliburton Fishing Guides

History of Fishing

Fishing is a historic practice that dates back to, at least, the beginning of the Paleolithic period of time about 40,000 years ago.

Fishing techniques include hand gathering, spear fishing, netting, angling and trapping.

Fishing tackle is a common term that refers to the equipment used by fishermen when fishing or angling.

Almost any equipment or gear used for fishing is often called fishing tackle.

Some examples are hooks, lines, sinkers, floats, rods, reels, baits, lures, spears, nets, gaffs, traps, waders and tackle boxes.


OK that’s the official description of fishing, simple version is tie a light string to a pole, put on hook on with a pebble of corn, dunk the hook/corn in water and your now fishing.

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Recreational and sport fishing describe fishing primarily for pleasure or competition. Recreational fishing has conventions, rules, licensing restrictions and laws that limit the way in which fish may be caught.

Fishing here at the resort is recreational enjoyed mostly by families taking in some family time together.


Hop in the paddle boat or canoe and with a little patience you might snag a small mouth bass. The guys usually love to go ice fishing for lake trout here on Halls Lake.

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Your Fishing Guide to Haliburton Lakes

If you want to take fishing a little more seriously then you might want to consider learning from an expert, your local fishing guide.



Whether you’ve never experienced the pleasure of fishing or you’re looking for a new challenge, Art Therberge will provide you with all you need and need to know for an unforgettable experience on the water.

Experience the ART of Fishing with your guide Art Theberge

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  • Lifetime member of the North American Fishing Club
  • Professional tour manager in the entertainment business for over 33 years
  • Traveled and fished throughout the lakes and streams of North America
  • Haliburton and area resident for more than ten years
  • Volunteer at the Haliburton Fish Hatchery

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Guided Fishing Tours Available Packages

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  • Full and half day fishing adventures
  • Learn to fish
  • Group and Corporate
  • Family
  • Customized packages available

Art Therberge will provide you with one of the north’s greatest traditions – shore lunch .

  • Haliburton, Kawartha and Muskoka Regions
  • Walleye: 3rd Saturday in May to Dec. 31
  • Bass: 4th Saturday in June to Nov. 30
  • Lake Trout: Jan. 1 to Sept. 30
  • Muskie: 1st Sat. in June to Dec. 15

You choose the lake you wish to fish

The Haliburton Highlands offers many lakes and rivers to try your luck or expertise.

Yellow Perch, Crappie, Rainbow Trout, Splake, Whitefish and Catfish abound all year round in the waters of Haliburton County.

In late May or early June, the Walleye, Northern Pike, and the greatest freshwater warrior of them all, our legendary Muskie come into season. It is said that you’ve never really discovered how to fish until finally you’ve hook onto a Muskellunge! You must come to the Haliburton Highlands to see for yourself.

Muskie have large teeth and a soft dorsal fin situated far back near the forked tail. They differ from the other members of the pike family (Northern pike and pickerels) in having cheeks that are half-scaled; the others have fully scaled cheeks.

The upper body of a muskie is greenish, yellowish, or brownish olive; the sides are light olive-green, yellow, or golden with some dusky spots on the rear third. The belly is white or yellowish.

Can you see yourself casting from the shore, trolling the deep caverns or fly fishing a brook.

There’s a lake, a stream, a river or brook to satisfy every angler’s taste for fishing in the Haliburton Highlands.

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Ride in Style with Art Therberge – Have Boat Will Travel


  • 18 foot Legend Bow Rider with 90 horse 4- stroke Mercury motor
  • 70 lb thrust electric trolling motor (for quiet maneuvering in and around structures.
  • 2 down riggers for deep trolling
  • 2 live wells and bait well
  • 2 sonar fish finders
  • Equipped with anchors, life jackets and first aid kit
  • Comfortable seating
  • Platform casting area
  • A variety of spin casting rods
  • Huge assortment of tackle
  • Pick and drop off
  • Knowledge of fishing seasons in the Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes and Muskoka regions.


For more information and to book your Haliburton fishing guide and adventure, please contact:

For more information or you wish to look into having  Art Therberge as your fishing guide see his website Haliburton Fishing Guides

Fishing is just one of many things to do while in the Haliburton Highlands

About The Author


Country life was always a factor when we looked for a place to live, so back in 2002 Heather and I quit our city jobs and purchased a small Country Resort on Halls Lake in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario Canada. We live on the resort grounds and enjoying helping people with their all season vacation and Family Reunion planning. Our Blog supports resort guests and visitors to the area by letting them know all the things happening in the Haliburton Highlands in order to get the most out of their vacation or weekend getaway. We'll be happy to help you find what your looking for in the Haliburton Highlands. May it be things to do, places to eat, family activities, sites to see, cottages for rent or sale, almost anything to do with the Haliburton Highlands.

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