New Edinburgh Park
Eccolands Park is located on River Road, just south of Hunt
Club, and adjacent to the Ottawa Airport. A free launch ramp can
be found here, leading you to a small stretch of the Rideau
River that is capable of producing big fish.
Muskie rule the roost in these waters, and are more than willing
to hit oversized topwaters and bucktails during the heat of
summer, and large jerkbaits when fall rolls around. Target 8 to
12-foot flats, as well as the abundant weedlines. Rock and
boulders will also hold good numbers of fish.
Parking is available on site, as well as washroom facilities,
picnic areas and playground equipment for the kids. Shorefishing
is best done along the grassy areas in the park, or from one of
the two large floating docks.
Spring can be a good time to chase walleye, with jigs and
livebait working best. Concentrate on rock shoals at this time,
and deep weedlines as the season progresses.
Smallmouth bass, pike, perch, bluegills and sunfish can also be
caught here, providing good action on an otherwise quiet section
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