“She begins as a trickle near Dundalk, then dallies for a time above the Shand Dam before charging down through the Elora Gorge. This is classic brown trout water, some of the best found anywhere in Ontario.
Below that, smallmouth bass and pike call her deepening pools and riffles their home, and farther south still she changes again, enticing walleye and rainbow from the rich waters of Lake Erie.” *
In 1994, the Grand River and its major tributaries achieved the coveted status of Canadian Heritage River. Due in large part to the successful efforts of many partners, the Grand is also considered a world class fishery!
Grand River Brown Trout are known for their selective nature as fishing pressure has taught them to use discretion in feeding.
It is quite an accomplishment to catch and release a 20″ fish though plenty abound!
Major Hatches on the Upper Grand River extend all through the season from May through to October but the river is known for heavy Caddis, Midges, Hendrickson, Cahill, Fox, Blue Winged Olive, Isonychia and Tricos.
- See here for Grand River minute by minute FLOWS.
- See here for Grand River river TEMPERATURES.
- See here for our Upper Grand River river PICTURES.
- See here for our Upper Grand River INSECT GALLERY & HATCH CHARTS.
- See here for ACCESS POINTS for The Upper Grand River.
- See here for our LEARN TO FLY FISH LESSONS on the Grand River.
- See here for our GUIDING on the Grand River.
- See here to see video of insect activity on The Grand River – Ontario – Below Elora.
- See here to see video of insect activity on the Grand River – Ontario – Inverhaugh.
- See here to see a video of swallows feeding on The Grand River – Ontario.
- ( videos compliments of Dave Barrett from Fly Fish Ontario)