Fishing is the ultimate prank because the fish think they are getting food and then are immediately yanked into a world they cannot understand. Bait and switch with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$35 for a fishing and camping excursion for four (up to an $80 total value)
- Full day of fishing for four people (up to a $40 value)
- Full-day campsite rental (up to a $40 value)
$19 for a full day of fishing for four people (up to a $40 value)
Fishing for 9- to 24-inch specks, rainbows, brown trout, and walleye is available on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Fishing admission includes a numbered basket for catch keeping and three worms per person. Extra bait can be purchased for $1.50 per half dozen. This deal does not include the cost of the fish themselves; see the length-based prices here ($0.80 per inch). Guests are not permitted to throw back the fish or interrogate them about the existence of mermaids.
Kawartha Lakes Trout Farm
Kawartha Lakes Trout Farm is a 90-minute drive northeast of Toronto—just close enough to be convenient and just far enough way to feel like a true escape from city life. The tranquil lake is surrounded by verdant trees, making it a lush backdrop for fly fishing, swimming, paddleboating, or ceremoniously summoning the ghost of Bob Ross. Visitors can picnic at tables on the shore, rounding out their meals with items from the snack bar or the smoked trout sold onsite. After a long day of fishing, carousing on the playground, and tossing horseshoes, anglers can retire to their cozy campsite tent.
Kawartha Lakes also offers wintertime ice-fishing adventures, during which guests can keep warm inside a heated hut. The farm additionally hosts ice-skating outings.