Sydney Lake Lodge
Ontario Canada Fly-In Fishing Trips
Northern Ontario fly in fishing adventures at Sydney Lake Lodge. Experience legendary fishing for walleye, northern pike and lake trout in a pristine wilderness setting in Woodland Caribou Wilderness Park and Trophy Waters Conservation Area. We believe that a successful fishing trip is a memorable one filled with great experiences and we endeavour to make your Canadian fly in fishing trip the best that you can find anywhere. The Sydney Lake Difference
Our fly-in fishing camp has 7 guest cabins that accommodate 4 to 10 persons each. Comfort in the wilderness, that is important, so we have reduced the number of bunk beds in each cabin to no more than 2 per cabin. Our three large cabins can accommodate up to 10, and have 4 bedrooms each, each cabin has a hot shower and a thermostat controlled wood pellet stove. Each bed has a comfortable mattress and we supply fresh bedding including linens, pillows, comforters and blankets. All cabins at our camp have large Fully equipped Kitchens, with pots, pans, glasses, plates, and Utensils that you need. each cabin also has a complete shore lunch kit with pots, pans and cooking utensils. Its a breeze to prepare your favourite meals when you return to camp after an exciting day of walleye fishing
Guest Cabins 1 & 2
The first two cabins at our fishing camp are located closest to the boat and aircraft docks, store, gazebo and BBQ deck. Each cabin sleeps up to 10 with 4 bedrooms, Hot running water with large showers in the bathrooms. Fully equipped kitchen, wood pellet fired, thermostat controlled pellet stoves, and covered front deck. Paneled in pine on the inside walls and ceiling. The walls an ceiling are insulated to keep you warm in the spring and fall and cool in the summer. Both cabins have a covered deck, and are opposite plans of each other.
Our fishing camps' largest cabin sleeps up to 10 persons. This cabin has 4 bedrooms, hot running water and shower, a large fully equipped kitchen "boardroom" dining table and covered porch. Paneled in pine on the inside walls and ceiling. The walls an ceiling are insulated to keep you warm in the spring and fall and cool in the summer. Beside the cabin runs a spring on one side and the lodge on the other.
The original guest cabins at our fishing camp, comfortable 4-6 man cabins with added privacy on the northeast side of the fishing camp next to the main lodge. Each cabin has a deck on the front, custom built wood fired stoves, 2 bedrooms each, Pine paneled interior and fully equipped kitchens. There is a dock and second 14 foot screened in gazebo with gas BBQ right at the lakeshore. The sidewalk ends at cabin 5 and there is a trail that takes you to the beach.
The Fisherman's Cabin was Grandpa's original cabin built in 1949, was the first cabin built at the camp. It has been completely renovated, fully equipped kitchen, insulated, and Kozi wood stove. Only 30 feet from the waters edge this is a fantastic choice for groups of 2 to 4, with a glassed in porch overlooking the lake. Sleeps 2-4 people.
Boats and Motors
Boats are 16 foot Lund's with 15 hp or 20 hp Honda motors. Boats are parked on well built large floating docks and make for easy access in and out of your boat no matter the water level.
At the centre of our camp is our fishing lodge, a great place to kick back and enjoy the view from the top deck or to play a game of ping pong or foosball.
Sydney Lake Lodge has a small store for your basic needs including some tackle, pop and beer and gear. We also have a Finnish dry sauna on the lake and two large lakeshore gazebos, one at either end of camp.
The real Canadian fly in fishing experience for walleye, northern pike and lake trout on remote lakes that see very little fishing pressure with high quality management in the Trophy Waters Conservation Area, known for the best fishing in Canada. The master angler program for released trophy fish rewards many happy fishermen.
Your successful fishing trip is our business. The Fahlgren family built and has operated our fishing camp for over 30 years. John Johnston Fahlgren's Great Grandpa built his first cabin on Sydney Lake as a private fishing retreat in 1933.
The camp has a central location to more than 200 miles of shoreline on two exclusive lakes with more than 120 islands and 20 000 acres of fishing area. Plus several portage lakes for the more adventurous.
When you arrive your gear will be moved to your cabin and back to the dock when you leave. Your boat will be fuelled and checked each morning. Daily housekeeping cleans up your cabin and removes your garbage. Sydney Lake staff is on hand to help you: whether you need a case beer or pop brought up to your cabin, a fishing report for a certain bay or the best lure to use.
New and well maintained boats and motors with casting floors and swivel seats. Fly In high quality aircraft with an outstanding safety record. Well built cabins with full kitchens, pine panelled interiors and great views is a perfect complement to our wilderness setting
World class fishing in comfortable cabins with full kitchens: by cooking your own meals and running your own boat makes pricing very reasonable. Special family rates make it easier to bring along the kids or grandchildren.
It's your vacation, set your own pace. Fish when you want. Reserve your spot for the number of days you desire. Arrive or depart any day of the week.
Emergency phone and internet is available at the main cabin, wireless internet is available in some cabins and around the main cabin and lakeside gazebo by the dock.
Sydney and Kilburn lakes are near the headwaters of the Surgeon River System. There is and has never been any upstream industrial activity, the waters are pure as they have been for thousands of years. The lakes are natural and embedded in the rugged Canadian Shield and protected in Woodland Caribou Wilderness Park.
The Trophy Waters Conservation Area uses sustainable conservation fishing practices to ensure the fishing stays great for you, your children and grandchildren. Low impact also affects our camp policies such as using four stroke engines which use less fuel and are less polluting. They also troll at low speeds better.
Many guests book their spot and keep in year after year as a tradition. We would like to thank our guests that have been with us for many years, several groups since we started the camp in 1980 and some who have been coming up even longer. We invite you to make Sydney Lake your spot to fish in Canada.
What we Provide
- Return seaplane flights in and out from Minaki Ontario.
- Comfortable cabin with full kitchen and bedding for your group.
- 8 day Ontario conservation fishing licence.
- Shore lunch cooking kit with pots, pans, fire starter, cooking utensils.
- Propane cookers and Coleman stoves with fuel.
- 16' Lund boats with casting floors and swivel seats 15hp or 20hp Honda motors, all gasoline, landing nets, anchors, minnow buckets, seat cushions and lifejackets.
- Boats are fuelled and checked each morning.
- Free map, fishing advise and the latest hot spots and gear. (We ensure that you are catching lots of fish)
- We transport your gear to and from the dock to your cabin.
- Daily housekeeping and garbage removal.
- Free ice from our ice machine
- 24/7 on site management and staff to assist you with other needs and to ensure a successful fishing trip
What To Bring
- Fishing gear (Rods and reels, tackle, extra line, fillet knife, stringer)
- Groceries for your groups stay.
- Rain gear, clothes for warm or cool weather.
- Sunscreen and bug spray.
- Passport to cross the border if from outside Canada
- Camera and personal Items