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Fishing and Boating

Fanshawe Reservoir provides many fishing opportunities. The Thames River watershed is located in Fisheries Management Zone/FMZ 16. Please follow the Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary.

Fanshawe Reservoir

Fanshawe Reservoir Boating Map and Information

The Fanshawe CA Fishing Guide has lots of information on fishing at Fanshawe, including fish species and a map of the reservoir.

Find out more about fishing at:

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Boating and Water Levels

See current flows and water levels in
Thames River Flows

Boating

Power-driven vehicles are prohibited at Fanshawe CA, except for: 

  • Battery powered electric propulsion motors

  • Watercraft with 10 hp or less

 
Thames River Canoe Route Guides

Canoe and Kayak Rentals

All equipment is included: paddles, lifejackets, and a safety kit (rope, bail bucket, whistle, and flashlight). Rentals available during camping season only. Rentals are available daily, starting at 9 am.  The last rental of the day is at 6 pm and only for two hours. Rentals are weather dependent.  

Canoe Rentals

Two and three seat canoes available

Fee:

Canoe - 2 hours $30
Canoe - 4 hours $55
 

Booking: 

Booking is on a first come, first served basis. Please stop by the Park Office to rent a canoe.

  • You must be minimum 18 years old to rent a canoe

  • You will need to provide acceptable ID to rent the equipment, in the form of a valid Drivers License, Health Card, Photo Card, or Hunting License.

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    Kayak Rentals

    Sit in, sit on, and tandem

    Fee:

    Kayak 2 hours $30
    Kayak 4 hours $55

    Booking: 

    Booking is on a first come, first served basis. Please stop by the Park Office to rent a canoe.

    • You must be minimum 18 years old to rent a canoe

    You will need to provide acceptable ID to rent the equipment, in the form of a valid Drivers License, Health Card, Photo Card, or Hunting License.

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