Have you caught a fish this year?

10 Jun


By Diva Jenna Ujiye

Since 1980 Gloria and Dave Hedley have been running Hedley’s Trout Farm. I stopped by a couple of weeks ago to check out the place and see if the fish were biting! The farm is located at 84534 Marnoch Line in a beautiful slice of Huron County country-side.

First I will say that Dave is quite the character.  He will tell you when you arrive that his place is not for catch-and-release fishing – it is a farm, just like any other farm.

Caught a Fish at Hedley's

Since Hedley’s is a farm you do not need a fishing licence, there are no catch limits and there is no closed season, and no entrance fee! This is about the closest way to guarantee that you will catch a fish! While I was there we came across a family that had caught four or five rainbow and brown trout. Each of the kids had caught at least one fish and they were super happy.

My favourite part of this experience is that you can catch a fish and pay just a small amount to have it either scaled or filleted. The cost for your fish is $0.50 per inch and guess what, if you don’t have a pole you can rent one! They also have bait for purchase.  The one other “catch” is that you will have to get up early as fish bite the best in the morning!

Fish Jumping for food

Overall my experience with Hedley’s was great.   Dave even fed the fish and you could see them almost jumping out of the water. If you are looking for a great experience, where you get to bring lunch or dinner home, this is a great way to spend a morning! If you are looking for more information visit: http://www.hedley.ca


6 Responses to “Have you caught a fish this year?”

  1. John Looser November 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    Hedley,s is a great place to go and spend the day .You won,t be disappointed !

    • ontariotraveldivas November 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

      Thanks John, it is great there!

      • John Looser November 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

        I went there this past summer and picked up 20 fish myself .Dave was a great host .
        The fish taste great too ! 🙂

  2. Gerry Bernard October 26, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    Thanks Dave and Gloria. We had a very good father and son fishing day with you. lot’s of fish and the best down to earth hosts any could ever meet. I can’t thank you enough. We will tell our friends about our great day.
    Thanks again.
    Gerry & Rick Bernard

  3. Anonymous May 31, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    We travelled almost 2 hours to try our hand at some fishing at Hedley trout farm. 5 minutes in the owner begins yelling at us and telling us we don’t know what we are doing and swearing continuously for several minutes in front of a father and his young son. The owner has a serious attitude problem and is extremely rude. I wouldn’t recommend going there due to the way this individual treats his customers.

    • ontariotraveldivas June 1, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

      We are so sorry to hear this. I hope you were able to at least have a better customer service experience in other places in the area. Next time you visit Ontario’s West Coast, send us a message and we’ll try to “hook” you up with a new fishing experience!

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