Sunday, September 28, 2014

Trent River 1-3

With it being close to the end of September it won't be long before we will not be able to go out on the lake in the canoe until next year.

But we are fortunate that today is bright and sunny day with the temperature going up to 75F (23.9C) by this afternoon.

With an early start instead of going out on one of the nearby lakes Ron wanted to try a different place. We followed a variety of roads and finally along Highway 30 we arrived in Campbellford and crossed the bridge of the Trent River onto Front Street North where we found an area on the river with adequate parking and where we could launch the canoe.

Trent River Pine

We paddled up the river against the current to Campbellford Lock 13 of the Trent-Severn Waterway, before pulling into shore to have lunch.

After lunch we allowed the current to carry us back to our launch point with Ron fishing and I sketched and took photographs.

The Trent River is 56 miles (90km) long and flows down from Rice Lake to empty into the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario.

Map courtesy of Google Map Data@Google

The River is host to a wide variety of fish species including: small and large mouth bass, rock bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, perch, pike, walleye and freshwater drums.

Trent River Duck Blind

Ron caught a nice sized perch and I was pleased that once we returned to our launch site I was able to capture the setting sun being reflected in the water on a number of photographs.

Trent River I

We stopped to have supper at Riverview Family Restaurant in Campbellford, where we were served an excellent roast beef meal with all the trimmings.

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