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REPORT ON THE FISHING OF 2021 FROM MIKE WILLIAMS YOUR HOST & GUIDE OF LAKESIDE COTTAGES – WITH OVER 58 YEARS OF FISHING EXPERIENCE THERE IS NO OTHER RESORT IN ONTARIO THAT KNOWS THE CARP FISHING BETTER THEN MIKE. WELL KNOWN FOR HIS TOP CLASS FISHING ADVICE AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE YOU WON’T FIND ANYWHERE BETTER TO BE WELL LOOKED AFTER AS MIKE IS TRULY THE EXPERT IN CARP FISHING. LISTEN CAREFULLY TO WHAT HE HAS TO SAY THEN PUT IT IN TO PRACTICE AND YOU WILL CATCH FISH! MIKE ALSO WORKS WITH THE LOCAL M.N.R MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES ENSURING YOU WILL HAVE THE ULTIMATE FISHING HOLIDAY OF A LIFE TIME RIGHT HERE AT LAKESIDE COTTAGES WELL KNOWN AS THE BEST OUTSTANDING AWARD WINNING COTTAGE RESORT!
MIKE WOULD POINT OUT THAT LAKESIDE COTTAGES FEATURES ONLY THE VERY BEST IN CARP FISHING HOLIDAYS IN ONTARIO CANADA. LAKESIDE COTTAGES ARE PROUD TO HAVE HOSTED WORLD CLASS ANGLERS AND CELEBRITIES STAYING AND FISHING RIGHT HERE AT THIS AWARD WINNING RESORT AND WITH MIKE’S REPEAT GUESTS BEING WELL OVER 95% IT’S REALLY NOT HARD TO SEE WHY SO MANY GUESTS RETURN EACH YEAR. NOW MIKE GIVES US THE ULTIMATE FISHING REPORT 2021!
At Lakeside Cottages our 2021 season was to start again much later due to Covid 19 restrictions with borders between Canada and the United States closed no international guests were permitted to travel and once again our fishing group Bluevale Collegiate school from Waterloo Ontario annual Carp trip to the Lake was cancelled for June and what would have been their twelvelth Carp fishing experience with teacher Mr. Darryl Keirstead who has always runs a well organized party. ,It’s always been a great pleasure to help out and host a very well organized well behaved young fishing students that are excited to tackle the mighty Carp at Lakeside Cottages.
Finally we could open our resort and welcome our first guests our regular Ladies Cat and the lovely Bernice. The summer weather was glorious after a long cold winter Bernice and Cat were in need of a Carp fix and would catch Carp up to 26.LB! A good start to the season on Katchewanooka Lake which is part of the Trent Severn Waterway System. ” Thank you to Cat and Bernice for the lovely thank you card and meal voucher for Jack’s restaurant in Lakefield that we found in the cottage. ” Look forward to seeing you both again later in summer for another week of fishing and fun! Your hosts & friends Mike & Eileen.
“As always your hospitality kindness expertise and enthusiasm for the fishing is second to none! Our students love coming here to Lakeside cottages year after year your facilities here are fantastic. Thanks Mike for all you’re done we are sincerely grateful for your kind hospitality year after year you make us feel like family and can’t wait to come back thank you so very much!” From Mr Darryl Keirstead, The Bluevale Fishing Club. It’s a real pleasure Eileen and I had a great time with everyone and thank you all for leaving the cottages so nice and for the kind gifts! Already looking forward to next time ! Tight Lines to you all at the Bluevale Fishing Club. Mike & Eileen.
How To Book A Carp Fishing Holiday At Lakeside Cottages
The fishing spots sell out fast! For fisherman, groups and couples or if your on your own and would like to join us here in Canada we can arrange Century Transportation from the airport direct to the resort this is a great service all can be arranged in advance and a great combination if you wish to book a car locally to do some fishing and sightseeing as well. Our resort offers just about everything. Please remember to book early! We do get filled very fast at the resort! Bookings can also be made with our U.K Agent Martin and his Canadian Travel Team at Anglers World Holidays or contact us direct.
Tele: 001 – 705 – 652 – 7160
Office hours from: 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
Please note the time difference between Canada and the U.K as Canada is 5 hours behind.
“Thanks Mike for all your efforts and wonderful hospitality caught a cracking 39.lb! Look forward to visiting again.” Kind Regards David.
July we are delighted to see return to Lakeside Cottages George and the lovely Christine from Oshawa staying for two weeks in the waterfront cottage returning for fishing and relaxing. The July weather was hot while George was fishing hard, Christine and Eileen went canoeing around the Lake~ George would go on to catch 9 fish over twenty pounds and 3 fish over thirty pounds then the high light day was 6 fish for 152 LB including 2 fish over thirty pound! And not forgetting catching a magnificent 30ins Muskie! Well done to George. Thank you to George for the special bottle of Rum it was great to celebrate with drinks and thank you for the delicious chocolates. George and Christine had a superb time!
Our second time to Lakeside Cottages had a great time! Great location lots of Big Carp and fantastic hosts look forward to seeing you again. Edd, Big John and Derek from Jordan Ontario. Thank you for the celebrations drinks on catching the big one! Tight Lines Mike & Eileen
Pete Bowman from Fish ‘n Canada Show had been requesting to join us at Lakeside Cottages for some time wanting to try out our Superb Carp Fishing at the Lake. It’s taken a few years for us to get together with cottage dates to film a show and allocate our Lakeside Swims. What a treat for both Pete and son Hunter Bowman and the rest of the film crew! We finally arranged for Pete to do some filming here especially for the Carp. That year the weather was hot and even some of the fish were thinking of spawning the challenge was to get Hunter aged 14 years to catch one of these big Carp and after some fish were lost Hunter finally managed a beauty 25.LB common Carp!
It was a real pleasure to watch the excitement for Hunter Dad Pete and the film crew. Mid – week Pete and Hunter went out in the boat Bass fishing and it was Hunter again that hooked a nice Bass. While back at the resort I continued to bait heavy the swims for the guys to return for some more Carp fishing. On the last day the sun was rising the film crew were ready Pete and I had our morning coffee then the rods went crazy and Pete landed the biggest Carp Pete has had to date a Fantastic 37.5 LB! What a way to end the film show! My work was done and the show complete.
“ Had an awesome week at Lakeside Cottages shooting is bound to become a personal favorite episode of Fish “n” Canada Show. Such a beautiful scene wonderful hosts as Hunter quoted ” the nicest people he has ever met and the fishing was the best ever “. Thank you to Mike & Eileen for your fantastic hospitality ” All the best Fish” n ” Canada Show. Mike & Daniel.
“We had an awesome stay here at Lakeside Cottages this was Hunter’s first Fish “n” Canada shoot. Hunter managed his biggest Carp to date a great 25.lb! Hunter was rewarded with a sleep in and during that time I managed a 37.5 LB Hunter did not know until the showing of the show! Thanks again Mike & Eileen for a fantastic stay you guys are THE BEST.”
Pete Bowman Fish ‘n Canada Show.
Thank you to all the film crew Pete and Hunter Bowman a pleasure to finally get together and see you both have your personal biggest Carp to date!
Your hosts & friends Mike & Eileen .
Next in July would be Lee and lovely Karen with their children, Harry and Lucy and what a great week for the family with Lee catching his Personal Best Canadian Carp! Harry enjoyed kayaking and some great Bass fishing from Lucy, with BBb’s by the Lake, it was truly a perfect family vacation. Later in August Lee and Karen would return for another great fishing week with some in-creditable fishing from Lee! Well Done!
Mornings and evenings are the right things to do when the temperatures are into reaching 30′ C great sport with great rewards for one who puts in the effort! Fantastic wild hard fighting fish are here and will really give the thrill of a life time. During summer months we are delighted to see the repeat of many of our Canadian families returning year after year the children enjoy the paddle boats rides the play area our superb safe sandy beach the toy box taking a canoe or kayak lessons. The children enjoy playing for hours on the beach swimming in the shallow bay area fishing off the docks for their very first fish sometimes watching me play a wild hungry monster carp the biggest fish they will see! It’s the early mornings and late evenings for the Carp fishing when it is really very hot in the summer months of July and August. One of our regular fishing guests Big Alan always tells us “It’s more then just fishing at Lakeside Cottages” we have just about everything for the entire family for everyone of all ages. We have also hosted weddings at the resort and had many honeymoons who have combined the Carp fishing. It’s a superb setting for a wedding our good friend Stan the float plane man has done the wedding service we even had the float plane in the bay for the photos! “ Thank you Mike & Eileen for a most spectacular wedding a gorgeous spot and the wedding will be forever etched in our minds”
Greg & Leanne Brown. Ontario Canada
In August we are delighted to welcome for the first time to Lakeside Cottages originally from South African Kevin Cox and the family now living in Canada. Kevin was in need of a carp fix and the family needed a vacation together for the little ones, so our sandy Lakeside Beach was a big hit for the little ones! Kevin would get to fish while the children had fun in the paddleboats and enjoying the swings and playing on the beach. Once into the baiting up, Kevin would soon get his long awaited carp fix! The weather was superb hot perfect for a relaxing vacation in Paradise. The family had a great time have already book for next August! Tight Lines Mike.
I must just add about the Little Lake Music fest in Peterborough shows are excellent starts at the end of June goes though to the end of summer with various shows twice a week with FREE admission its well worth seeing! Only this year with Covid 19 all shows and events had to be cancelled for 2021.
Next to arrive was Val new to this style of Carp fishing but would end up catching 5 fish over twenty and a beauty of a 30.9LB! What a great week for Val! Who was thrilled with his Big fish!
Back for their second trip to Lakeside Cottages was Lee Karen Harry & Lucy joined by Cat and Bernice also for their second week and joined by Sarah for more great fishing and relaxing by the Lake. The bait started to go in and soon the fish were coming to the net! Lot’s of great fish were caught with Lee catching another Personal Canadian Best Fish of 33.LB , making it three thirty pounders in a week! And a bonus fish a lovely looking Mirror for Lee 23.LB! Karen also had a Personal Best fish of 29.LB! Well done! And Sarah would catch first Carp 25.5Lb and Cat with another nice 26.LB, what a great week it was. A celebration barbeque by the Lake with Eileen and I joining in for a delicious distance barbeque and drinks while viewing our magical sunsets at night. Everyone had such a great time, Cat and Bernice have already booked for summer 2022! It’s always best to book early as we do get filled very fast! Thank you for the card and kind gifts we found in the cottage from Cat Bernice and Sarah, we are already looking forward to seeing you next time. All the very best to you all. Tight Lines Mike & Eileen
“To the best couple in Canada” thank you for all the great times in paradise, the fishing along with sightseeing, good company lots of wildlife and as always it’s more than just fishing at Lakeside Cottages. All the best to you both”. Alan Paul & Mike. Surrey England & Southern Ireland. Thank you for the lovely flowers for Eileen and all the goodies from the U.K. We hope to see you again in Paradise! Cheer’s Mike & Eileen
September we are delight to welcome back the famous Edd and with lovely Linda bringing along Linda’s brother for the first time to Lakeside Cottages. Also staying in another cottage was the Solomon family. The children had the best holiday ever! Fishing canoeing, kayaking , boat trips, campfires by the Lake and birthday celebrations for Edd! Linda and Eileen managed to get out canoeing together a fun yearly canoe ride and shopping locally in our Village of Lakefield. Thank you to Edd for the wonderful wood caving gifts, we will treasure them always , thank you for the delicious fish “n” chip dinner by the Lake and to the beautiful Solomon family thank you for the kind gifts , we had a super time time together and seeing you all enjoy your vacation in Paradise! Look forward to seeing you all again. Tight Lines Mike & Eileen
September we are delighted to see Peter and lovely Marion returning to Lakeside Cottages, staying in the waterfront cottage. Peter would enjoy fishing and relaxing on the garden swims while catching fish into the twenties. Marion and Eileen had lots of fun on their walks together. Peter and Marion also had fun days out with local sightseeing and the annual shopping trips. Tight Lines from your hosts & friends Mike & Eileen
September we are delighted to welcome back Phil and long time friend Don, first overseas guests in 2 years since the start of Covid 19! Normally we have Steve join us, sadly Steve was able to join his Amigo friends. Phil and Don would stay three weeks making up for lost fishing over the last two years, and would go on to have some amazing fishing with 5 fish over thirty, best 33 LB to Don! 18 fish over twenty pound and 37 over ten pound! What a great trip and BBq’s by the Lake watching our famous magical sunsets! Thank you to Mo, Phil’s wife for the lovely card the delicious chocolates. Look forward to seeing you again. From Your hosts & friends Mike & Eileen
September we are delighted to see our long time regular guest and friend Mark, bringing the lovely Anna to visit us for some fishing and sightseeing. It’s always delightful to welcome back Mark who has been coming to Lakeside Cottages for many years. I might add Mark has had the best Carp fishing in his entire fishing career here at Lakeside Cottages with 8 fish over 30.LB and 3 personal bests in 10 days! What a fantastic trip and wonderful memories we will always hold dear in our hearts. Mark, was keen to get back to fishing and staying in the waterfront cottage with everything you need including the magical sunsets. A perfect place to relax and unwind and re-call memories we have shared together over many years in our Lakeside paradise! Thank you for being wonderful guests and great friends and for the kind gifts from the U.K. Look forward to more adventures and making more memories together! From your hosts & friends Mike & Eileen
As we approach Thanksgiving weekend and the end of our season we would normally see again Cat, Bernice from Waterloo Ontario for a 4 day break for some awesome Carp fishing , unfortunately their had to cancel Thanksgiving 2021 weekend. We missed seeing everyone and the delicious thanksgiving dinner, the superb fishing and our fun times together watching the famous Lakeside Cottages magical sunsets. Keep well everyone, and stay safe as we you all look forward to catching more fish next year – even bigger! “Thanks for being wonderful guests and friends .Your hosts & friends Mike & Eileen
Well another season has finished we have had some excellent results again this year in our twentieth season with some exceptional individual catches. Many of our guests achieving their personal bests . After a challenging start to the new season, we then headed into a long hot summer and followed by wonderful weather for September. It has been a good fishing year for many of our guests , it does pay to work hard and you will find the rewards can be great. All used boilies and corn and for those who persevere once again the rewards are well deserved but as I say every year the main feed must still go in to keep fish in the area. New records were broken many achieved personal bests and congratulations to you all. Another great fishing season over and FANTASTIC memories of 2021. Many thanks to you all for joining us this year and for all the years we have truly appreciated your continued support as guests and friends, we wish you all good health and happiness always.
Looking forward to seeing everyone , all the very best, from your hosts & friends Mike & Eileen.
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