20 years experience

Ontario's Premier
River Guide Service

Your Trout and Steelhead Specialists.

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A Perfect Drift Guide Company

Take a peek inside our World

Check out our photo album with a few hundred of the best pictures from our clients guided trips.

It's Fall Steelhead Time

The steelhead start to enter some rivers in late September and the runs get bigger and bigger into December. Last year we had double-digit days of hard fighting bright silver steelhead starting in late September. Dates Are limited so DON’T MISS OUT!

Learn all about Ontario steelhead fishing on my page Fishing For Ontario Steelhead: Tips and Advice From A Guide

 

Book Your Trip Now

Being the #1 guide service means we often book up fast. . .  See you on the water.

Photo Gallery

Thousands of Images

After guiding for over 20 years I now have over 20,000 photos. I took the best ones and added them to the photo album so don't forget to check them out.

2021 Covid-19 Update - YES, we are guiding in 2021

2020 was a very busy season and was a great success with a lot of good trout and steelhead for our clients. 2021 should be even better.

 The number of Covid-19 cases seems to drop in late spring and throughout the summer and with the vaccinations rolling out we expect that 2021 should be just as good or better, so do not hesitate to contact us for next trip.

– We hand sanitize before during and after our trips.

– The equipment is cleaned and sanitized for your safety.

– We are limiting all guide trips to 1 or 2 anglers at a time and per day. No 3 anglers except in classes if permitted.

– We are canceling any trips with clients that show symptoms of Covid-19.

– Mask may be worn but are not mandatory outside.

– We may be able to accommodate special requests.

Still Going Strong As Ontario's Top River Guide Service

Ontario River Guides
One of our guides being trained by medal winning competition angler and former coach of the USA fly fishing team George Daniel.

We continue to be Ontario’s top river guide service because our guides are well trained and our customer service is exceptional.

Our guides are highly skilled in fly fishing, float fishing and spin fishing and we guide the best trout and steelhead rivers in Southern Ontario. What more can you ask for?

Check out or Guide Trips and Guide Rates page

Check out our Lesson and Classes page.

You won’t find a better and more well rounded river guide service in Ontario.

Fly fish, Float Fish, and Spin Fish with us

WHAT WE OFFER

Most frequent questions and answers

WHERE WE'RE LOCATED

We are based in Orangeville Ontario which is known as the “Hills of the Headwaters” and is centrally located minutes from 4 of Southern Ontario’s best trout and steelhead rivers. The Grand River, The Credit River, The Humber River, and the Nottawasaga Rivers are all located within a 15 minutes drive from us.

THE FISHING

With plenty of brown trout and brook trout in the headwaters and lots of Steelhead and Salmon in the middle and lower sections of many rivers this is what many anglers consider to be the best river fishing in Ontario. River small-mouth bass, musky, and pike are also available in good numbers during the summer months if you know where to go. 

OUR EXPEREINCE

Your head guide and owner Graham Bristow has over 35 years of fly fishing and float fishing/centerpin fishing experience and may be the longest running full time guide in Ontario with over 20 years of guiding experience. Graham has fished with and trained with many great anglers and shares that knowledge with his clients.

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer our beginner and experienced clients professional, friendly and educational guided river trips by drift boat or by foot to over 12 rivers and creeks. We specialize and teach the most modern and most effective methods that are not yet used by most Ontario anglers or other guide services.

River fishing Methods

Fly fishing, Centerpin fishing, Float Fishing or Spin fishing: what ever fishing style you prefer, we can provide you with a fun filled and educational guided river trip, lesson or a class. We can also provide nearly everything you need for your trip out at no extra charge. Click HERE to see what we can provide and what you should bring.

LESSONS AND CLASSES

River Fishing Classes / Lessons: There are a lot of firsts for us and that includes our river fishing classes. No where else in Ontario can you take river fishing classes that cover beginner to advanced fly fishing tactics or get Centerpin/float fishing classes. Our classes are always on the river so you may even catch some fish while learning.

Ontario river fishing lessons

RIVER FISHING TIPS AND ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS

New to Fly Fishing and Centerpin fishing? That’s Ok, you’re not alone.

Brand new anglers ask me all the time about what rods and reels and other gear that I recommend, or they ask me about my best flies, best methods or even which rivers are good to fish. I simply got to the point where I couldn’t keep up with the questions anymore, there just wasn’t enough time in the day, so I build a website that cover’s all of that. You should checkout our sister site where we tell you exactly what gear you need and tips and tricks to help you get started. Check out www.ontariotroutandsteelhead.com

Graham

Head Guide / Owner

We're the longest running full time river guide in Ontario!

Testimonials

We have received thousands of thank you emails and testimonials and we are highly recommended.

Graham is good natured, easy going and is a patient coach/guide. Match that with his diverse skills as an angler and willingness to share his knowledge of Ontario's waterways and you are guaranteed to learn something new. Thanks for a great day on the water Graham!
Cole D
Fly Angler
By far the best trout and steelhead guide in Ontario and the only guide I will go out with or recommend. If you want to learn float fishing or fly fishing on the best rivers in Ontario then these are the guys for you.
Graham is a fantastic coach and guide. Whether you want to learn the finer points of fly or float fishing. Incredible knowledge base, patient and a lot of fun. Graham got us into the the biggest fish ever. An absolute professional! We can't wait to go out again.
Large Grand River Brown Trout
Sasha S
Fly and Float Angler

We're the first and only full time
float fishing / Centerpin guide Service in Ontario!

Watch Us!

If you want to see what a day on the water is like with us, check out these TV shows we did with The New Fly Fisher TV show.

FISHING FOR BIG BROWNS

Watch as Host Colin and Graham explore the Credit River in search of it’s big elusive brown trout.

FISHING FOR FALL STEELHEAD

Watch Graham as he teaches Bill Spicer how to catch steelhead on the Nottawasaga River.

FISHING FOR SPRING STEELHEAD

Bill Spicer and Mark Melnyk take a boat trip with Graham on the lower Credit river for some spring steelhead.

We're the only guide service to provide a unique summary
of the many things you'll learn on your trip with us!

Fishing Tips and Tricks

Tips for Float fishing for steelhead
Advanced Nymphing

Check out our blog post on how to improve your nymphing skills and see many more articles like this. See All Posts Here . . . . 

The best rivers in Ontario
CenterPin and Float Fishing

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Advanced Nymphing
Fishing Ontario Rivers

Not sure where to go fishing for river trout or steelhead.. Check this out and see many more articles like this. See All Blog Posts . . . .