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Northern Ontario fly in fishing adventures on 2 exclusive lakes are waiting at Sydney Lake Lodge. Exceptional fishing for walleye, northern pike and lake trout in the pristine wilderness setting of Woodland Caribou Wilderness Park and The Trophy Waters Conservation Area. We believe that a successful fishing trip is a memorable one filled with great experiences and we endeavor to make your Canadian fly in fishing trip the best that you can find anywhere.

Fishing at Sydney Lake

Sydney Lake is located in Ontario’s Trophy Waters special conservation area. This is the area west of the Manitoba Border, North of the English River Chain and extend into the southern section of Woodland Caribou Park. The Trophy lakes have the most trophy fish caught in Ontario per angler. Remoteness, Natural lake structures and decades of careful fisheries conservation policies, including the policy that all trophy fish be returned to the waters alive have kept the fishing here amongst the best to be found.

Fly-In fishing vacations on two exclusive lakes in Ontario’s Trophy Waters. – Walleye fishing, Northern fishing, Lake Trout fishing  – Modern housekeeping cabins – 15 hp & 20 hp Honda motors – 16′ Lund boats with seats Sydney Lake Lodge is family owned and operated fly in fishing lodge in Northwestern Ontario Canada. We believe that a successful fishing trip is a memorable one filled with great experiences and we endeavour to make your Canadian fishing trip the best that you can find anywhere.

Great view from our lakeside cabins

See for miles right from your doorstep at the midway point of Sydney Lake with a front row seat to all that nature has to offer. The strategic location of the camp gives you a central starting point for all of your fishing adventures.

7 lakeside cabins are waiting to host you and your crew. Three cozy 4 man cabins with wood burning stoves are ready for groups of 2-4. Four deluxe 4 bedroom cabins are great for groups of 5-12 persons.

Your comfort starts with a great mattress – we have recently upgraded mattresses to higher end models that ensure a great nights rest.

Screened in porches are now on four cabins to add to the two lake-shore gazebos offer a sanctuary to enjoy the outdoors. Watch the fox or groundhogs scurry around, loons and ducks dive in the waters following bait-fish, or the majestic bald eagles soar and fish. Theres always something going on when your surrounded by nature.

The Fahlgren family has been on Sydney Lake since 1933 and have been operating Sydney Lake Lodge since 1980. We are on exclusive waters and have some really good fishing with conservation fishing practices that go back decades. The walleye fishing is legendary, catch fish after fish, not knowing, with that hard fighting action, if its that trophy walleye you have been waiting for.

We welcome you to our website and invite you to call us to book your fishing trip, or to answer any questions you might have.

Sydney Lake Lodge Trout Fishing
Sydney Lake Lodge Lakeside Cabins
Sydney Lake Lodge Walleye Fishing

Contact Info

John and Jeb Fahlgren

Box 858

Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0

Toll-Free: 1-800-437-9937



Located in Northwestern Ontario Canada

There are several options to get to Sydney Lake Lodge. We are a fly-in camp, only accessible by seaplane. We fly in through River Air Service out of Minaki or Kenora Ontario. You can also fly in with your own seaplane. You can drive through International Falls or Baudette into Ontario, or cross in Manitoba through Pembina. You can also fly-in to Winnipeg, Kenora, or Minaki, ground transport can be arranged to Minaki. We also welcome guests with their own private aircraft, wheeled at Minaki and seaplanes at our docks.

From / Through Minnesota To Ontario

Drive to Minaki Ontario, Minaki is located 170 miles north of International Falls and 455 miles north of Minneapolis. That’s 7.5 hours at 60 miles per hour from the twin cities. Paved roads all the way up (except the last 700 feet). The main Border crossing access is International Falls and Baudette From Minnesota For those driving to Minaki from International Falls, take Hwy. 11 west to 71 north. Take Hwy. 17 west to Kenora, take by-pass 17A, west to Minaki Hwy. 596, 30 miles north is River Air Service. International Falls to Minaki is 170 miles of paved scenic Hi-Ways.

From / Through North Dakota And Manitoba To Ontario

Through North Dakota take HWY 29 though Pembina. In Manitoba take HWY 75 that you are now on to HWY 100 (Winnipeg Perimeter HWY) East to HWY 1 ( Trans Canada) From continue east 145 miles to HWY 17B (Kenora BY Pass) Take the next left on to HWY 596 to Minaki.

Fly In Commercial Or Private

Minaki Has a 2800′ paved strip across the road from the seaplane base, both are owned by River Air Service whom we fly with and private aircraft are always welcome, you will be picked up at your plane and shuttled to the seaplane base. Kenora has a large paved strip, with regional commercial flights on a scheduled basis. From the Kenora Airport you can be shuttled or take a taxi to River Air Service (45 miles). Winnipeg is a large International airport with many regular scheduled flights. Winnipeg is 3 hours from Minaki, you can rent a car arrange a van service, take a train with VIA Rail, or you can fly in style on the amphibious caravan directly to Sydney Lake Lodge.

Your Own Aircraft / Charter

At Sydney Lake Lodge we can accommodate your own private float plane at the camp and we are insured. Give us a call for more details. (1-800-437-9937) or direct at camp at 1-807-727-3111.

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