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Sport Fishing

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There are some great fishing spots along Wainfleet's Lake Erie shoreline. These fishing spots are off Sugar Loaf Hill, Long Beach, Rathon Point, and Morgan's Point. Some of the catch includes:

  • Small Mouth Bass
  • Rock Bass
  • Large Mouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Sturgeon
  • Perch
  • Trout
  • Catfish
  • Salmon
  • Walleye.

 

Contact the Ministry of Natural Resources for information about fishing seasons and fishing licenses.

 

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Lake Erie Shoreline

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There are a number of cottages and residents along Wainfleet's Lake Erie Coast from Sugar Loaf Hill to Long Beach. Many of the cottages offer Weekly and Seasonal rentals. There are also campgrounds located along the shore. Accessibility is offered to the public at the conservation park and private parks along the lakeshore.



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The lake is a great place to spend a summer or even just a day.The various species of plants and animals make this area their home and it has been proclaimed as an area in need of natural preservation.

Feeder Canal

A unique feature of Wainfleet is the Feeder Canal that was historically part of the Welland Canal network.

The following excerpt from the Historical Profile of the Township of Wainfleet desribes the construction of the Feeder and its importance to the community:

The construction of the Welland feeder canal from the Grand River across the clay plain to Welland, undertaken to provide a sufficient head of water for the operation of the Welland Canal, brought about a change in the settlement geography of the township. feederThe completion of the canal prompted the municipal government to install a grid of drainage into the feeder canal. The excavated material from the ditches was utilized to form a road foundation thus allowing the building of a grid of roads through the low-lying clay and sand regions. The installation of the roads and ditches encouraged agricultural settlement inland, and the completed feeder canal (1832) was large enough to accommodate horse drawn barges and schooners loaded with cargoes of lumber and wheat, thus providing shipping facilities for people who settled near the canal's bank.