Northern Pike Fishing
Lake Trout Fishing
Northern Ontario fly in fishing adventures at Sydney Lake Lodge. Experience legendary fishing for walleye, northern pike and lake trout in a pristine wilderness setting in Woodland Caribou Wilderness Park and Trophy Waters Conservation Area. We believe that a successful fishing trip is a memorable one filled with great experiences and we endeavour to make your Canadian fly in fishing trip the best that you can find anywhere.
Legendary Fishing – The real Canadian fly in fishing experience for
walleye, northern pike and lake trout on remote lakes that see very
little fishing pressure with high quality management in the Trophy
Waters Conservation Area, known for the best fishing in Canada. The
master angler program for released trophy fish rewards many happy
Experience – Your successful fishing trip is our business. The Fahlgren family built and has operated our fishing camp for over 30 years. John Johnston Fahlgren “Great Grandpa” built his first cabin on Sydney Lake as a private fishing retreat in 1933.
Exclusive Waters – The camp has a central location to more than 200 miles of shoreline on two exclusive lakes with more than 120 islands and 20 000 acres of fishing area. Plus several portage lakes for the more adventurous.
Service – When you arrive your gear will be moved to your cabin and back to the dock when you leave. Your boat will be fuelled and checked each morning. Daily housekeeping cleans up your cabin and removes your garbage. Sydney Lake staff is on hand to help you: whether you need a case beer or pop brought up to your cabin, a fishing report for a certain bay or the best lure to use.
Comfortable Quality – New and well maintained boats and motors with casting floors and swivel seats. Fly In high quality aircraft with an outstanding safety record. Well built cabins with full kitchens, pine panelled interiors and great views is a perfect complement to our wilderness setting
Amenities - Fourteen foot ten sided lakeside gazebos are at each end of the camp, perfect to relax for evening cocktails at the waters edge. The camp store has some tackle, batteries, pop, Sydney Lake Gear, and a few other items that you may need during your stay. At the center of our camp is our hand hewn rustic log lodge with stone fireplace and second story loft lounge perfect for a poker game with your friends. In front of the lodge enjoy the heat with our classic Finnish dry sauna with natural wood fired heat.
Value – World class fishing in comfortable cabins with full kitchens: by cooking your own meals and running your own boat makes pricing very reasonable. Special family rates make it easier to bring along the kids or grandchildren.
Flexible Vacations – It’s your vacation, set your own pace – fish
when you want. Reserve your spot for the number of days you desire –
arrive or depart any day of the week.
Connectivity – Emergency phone and internet is available at the main cabin, wireless internet is available in some cabins and around the main cabin and lakeside gazebo by the dock.
Pure Nature – Sydney and Kilburn lakes are near the headwaters of the Surgeon River System. There is and has never been any upstream industrial activity, the waters are pure as they have been for thousands of years. The lakes are natural and embedded in the rugged Canadian Shield and protected in Woodland Caribou Wilderness Park.
Sustainability – The Trophy Waters Conservation Area uses sustainable conservation fishing practices to ensure the fishing stays great for you, your children and grandchildren. Low impact also affects our camp policies such as using four stroke engines which use less fuel and are less polluting – they also troll at low speeds better.
Your Spot – Many guests book their spot and keep in year after year as a tradition. We would like to thank our guests that have been with us for many years, several groups since we started the camp in 1980 and some who have been coming up even longer. We invite you to make Sydney Lake your spot for a great Canada fishing trip.
Return seaplane flights in and out from Minaki Ontario.
Comfortable cabin with full kitchen and bedding for your group.
8 day Ontario conservation fishing licence.
Shore lunch cooking kit with pots, pans, fire starter, cooking utensils.
Propane cookers and Coleman stoves with fuel.
16' Lund boats with casting floors and swivel seats 15hp 4 stroke motors, all gasoline, landing nets, anchors, minnow buckets, seat cushions and lifejackets.
Boats are fuelled and checked each morning.
Free map, fishing advice and the latest hot spots and gear. (We ensure that you are catching lots of fish)
We transport your gear to and from the dock to your cabin.
Daily housekeeping and garbage removal.
Free ice from our ice machine, 24/7 electricity
24/7 on site management and staff to assist you with other needs and to ensure a successful fishing trip
Fishing gear (Rods and reels, tackle, extra line, fillet knife, stringer)
Groceries for your groups stay.
Rain gear, clothes for warm or cool weather.
Sunscreen and bug spray.
Passport to cross the border if from outside Canada
Camera and personal Items
If you are looking for a fishing trip this In July or August and are looking for more specific information on how the fishing is check out our page on summer fishing trips. Also check out our summer walleye fishing and summer lake trout fishing pages. There are some spots still available this summer. Please check to see if your dates are available.
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a great time this year up at Sydney. Awesome fishing as
usual. Wanted to follow up with a
picture. Catching the northern
on 6# test line was a lot of fun. He jumped completely
out of the water and looked like a Tarpon trying to
shake the hook. He and all the big walleyes are back in
the lake ready for us next year. Hope the year goes well
for you all. See you in next year!”