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Ontario Fly-in Fishing Lodge

Nemegosenda Lake Lodge

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THE THERIAULT FAMILY INVITES YOU to experience Nemegosenda Lake Lodge!

The Theriault family has operated tourism fishing cottages on Nemegosenda lake since the early 1950’s.  Thanks to our conservation efforts, and strict Canadian policies in regards to the quantity and sizes of fish that can be kept, it remains a remarkable fishery to this day! George Theriault Sr. originally purchased a property on Nemegosenda Lake on the west shore in the 1950s. He starting building his first cottage on the lake shortly after.  

The Theriault Family

The Theriault family purchased Nemegosenda Lake Lodge in 2001. Since this time have made immense strides forward in terms of improving the lodges, cottages, and equipment here for guest comforts.  We are open at this location from approximately May 15 to September 15 annually.  We typically open on the first weekend of walleye season (which always falls on the 3rd Saturday in May).  Nemegosenda Lake Lodge offers outdoor enthusiasts the ultimate level of amenities. As a result, We blend these amenities with some of the greatest fishing northern Ontario Canada has to offer!!! In Conclusion, whether you’re fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Speckled Trout, Jumbo Perch, Smallmouth Bass or Whitefish, Nemegosenda Lake Lodge has it all!

The Lodge

The Lodge is set in the rugged and remote beauty of the Cambrian Shield in the Arctic watershed. The lake shore is dotted with granite outcrops, protected coves, sandy beaches. Over a dozen tributaries feeding into Nemegosenda Lake. Nemegosenda Lake is approximately 8 miles in length, 2 to 3 miles wide with a lake surface area of 4,600+ acres. On the northern end of the lake, the Nemegosenda River flows north for a navigable 14 miles. The dining room features a wood burning stove and a panoramic westerly view overlooking the lake. Our evening sunsets are spectacular! The lake has a maximum depth of 300’ with plenty of great fishing structure in the 10’ to 30’ depths. The Nemegosenda River averages 15’ to 20’ depths.

Lastly, the lodge has a satellite TV for guests to be entertained in the evenings as well as a radio telephone to make and receive calls home. In 2019, we installed satellite internet for this site as well.

ABOVE ALL, FISHING VARIETY ABOUNDS! Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Speckled Trout, Jumbo Perch, Smallmouth Bass and Whitefish.

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Nemegosenda Lake Lodge Camps

Camp 1 - Loon Cabin

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This is the first cottage from the docks to the lodge.  It has a private screened in front porch, with one bedroom with 4 lower twin beds, and a full attached private 3 piece bathroom (shower, sink, toilet).  Heating is a propane furnace, and lights are both electric and propane.  There is a small refrigerator in the porch to keep your drinks cold.

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Camp 2/3 - Duplex - Wolf/Fox Den

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This is the second building from the docks to the lodge.  It is a semi-detached cottage with a shared front porch, with each side being one bedroom with 3 beds, and a full private bathroom.  Heating is a propane furnace, and lights are both electric and propane.   There is a small refrigerator in the porch to keep your drinks cold.

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Camp 4/5 - Duplex - Bear Maw/Paw

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This is the third building from the docks to the lodge.  It is a semi-detached cottage with a shared front porch, with each side being one bedroom with 3 beds, and a full private bathroom.  Heating is a propane furnace, and lights are both electric and propane.   There is a small refrigerator in the porch to keep your drinks cold.

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Camp 6 - Beaver Cottage

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This is the fourth building from the docks to the lodge.  It is a 3 bedroom cottage with a full kitchen, bathroom, and private screened in front porch.  There is a living room with a full kitchen in the centre of the cottage.  It’s the closest cottage to the lodge and centrally located on the property.

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Camp 7/8/9 - Triplex - Eagle Cottage

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This is the furthest building from the docks to the lodge (150 yards).  It is a 2 bedroom cottage with a bathroom in each side.  There is a living room with a full kitchen in the centre of the cottage.  There is a large screened in porch on the building.  The building could be utilized by one group, or could be used by two smaller groups.  Heating is a propane furnace, and lights are both electric and propane.   There is a full size refrigerator in the kitchen to keep your food and drinks cold.

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PACKAGE INFORMATION & EXAMPLE PRICING: We operate Nemegosenda on a 3,4, or 7-Day package. Our 7-Day package is Saturday to Saturday. We expect parties to be available for 7 AM on day of departure to and from the lodge, unless other arrangements have been made. The minimum party size is 4 persons. Children’s rates are posted under the general information guide.

US CONVERSION RATE: The rate of exchange has been fluctuating and is 28% over the Canadian $ at the time of this revision. Which means for US Customers that if pricing were at $1280 Canadian, the US $ would be $1000 US

You can check more current daily rates at HTTP://www.oanda.com

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: If an emergency happens while you are in at the lodge, we do have a telephone and can communicate with the outside world. If the emergency happens at home and people need to contact you then the phone # at

Nemegosenda Lake Lodge is 1-705-864-1339. This phone is a party phone and is used by other businesses, so customers can utilize it, however we recommend it be used sparingly unless it is an emergency. The phone is in the main lodge and there are times when no one is in the main lodge. The best time to communicate to the lodge is meal times, if you have to get in touch with someone at the lodge. If an emergency happens after dark, we will have to wait until daylight to attempt a flight in. If you are in a boat, then tight circles are a sign of distress and if an aircraft sees them, they generally will land.

GARBAGE: Please bring adequate garbage bags of a good quality to fly out your trash. Please bring out all plastic/glass/tinfoil etc. so we can dispose of at a dumpsite. Canadian beer cans and bottles should be returned to their original containers and should be kept dry.

WEIGHT LIMIT: 100 LBS PER PERSON. This includes food, personal gear, liquids including beer/soda/water etc. Overweight is usually in the form of liquids and food. Rates for 2021 are .90 Canadian per pound for extra gear. We will try weather permitting to fly your overloads in the same day and most of the time it is within a few hours. When you depart from the bush we will try and bring out left over food and liquids, however if the aircraft is full, we reserve the right to leave them at the outpost cottage. Excess baggage in the form of extra pop, food, water, will not be flown out and you will not be reimbursed for the loss of these items. (Understand it is not cost effective to fly a charter flight to retrieve 2 cases of pop back to Ivanhoe.) We do have a number of groups that are within the 100 lbs. and do not pay overweight charges and then we have parties that are overweight by huge amounts. We have struggled with setting the weights higher and incorporating it into our pricing, however this would penalize the parties that are not overweight. We have set our prices very reasonable for fly in operations and in order to maintain our aircraft/pilots etc. we DO charge for overweight.

FLYING WEATHER: We fly under a license called VFR, (Visual Flight Rules.) If you cannot see the end of the lake and or there is fog hanging on the trees, the chances of us flying are poor. All you can do if you are waiting is be patient, and cook yourself some breakfast/play cards and above all know that the key on any vacation is safety.   Please give the pilot lots of room to dock the aircraft and ensure that boats are out of the way of the approach to the dock. If the pilot requests assistance, please help otherwise stand back, since he will be using more power and the propeller is turning as he approaches the dock. Always use caution around an aircraft and NEVER TOUCH THE PROPELLOR”. Since we have a phone in the main lodge, the staff can give you updates on the status of the aircraft.

WHAT NOT TO BRING: We like to see coolers that will not go over 50 Quarts. Please note that you have to be able to lift the cooler to the pilot in the aircraft so if it weighs 200 lbs., then it is too heavy. Recommend that no 1 piece of equipment should be over 70 lbs. Please take all reels off rods and hooks too. If you could pack them in a tube for traveling this also works. We have seen tubes that look like a bazooka and these are difficult to load so perhaps a number of smaller tubes would be best. Try and keep tubes less than 8 ft. We recommend that clothing is placed in duffel bags, however groups are now bringing plastic tubs for everything. This is fine however if these tubs are identical they are usually stackable for the trip out and can help with the aircraft on the load out.

WHAT TO BRING: For a great vacation! Food, your PFD if you wear one while in a boat/if not we supply an adult key hole approved vest), towels and dish towels, flashlight, insect repellant, garbage bags, kitchen cleaners (dish soap/scrub pads/oven cleaner, etc.) toilet paper, first aid kit, camera, matches/lighter, rain gear, rubbing alcohol (for bites), mosquito coils, light colored clothing and head nets for the bug season. Most parties over pack and bring more than they need. We recommend that each individual have a small bag for medication (if necessary), and that they carry it with him or her, so. If each person can hold their weight less than 100 lbs. of personal gear, then the overload if any will be food and liquids. Also from personal experience groups seem to lack good raingear and under pack clothing in the spring and fall and over pack clothing in the summer. Try and bring 1 cooler for each 2 persons if this is possible.

FLY IN-MOVE IN DAY: When you arrive at your destination, please check the cabin for cleanliness. If it is clean then you can start the move in process. If the cabin is not cleaned when you arrive then find a clean spot in the porch or corner of the cabin and stack your gear. Our changeover days are hectic and on a fly in location parties are coming and going at the same time, so it is difficult to have everything clean and ready for your arrival. Our staff will help you with your gear and also will be cleaning cabins/boats & motors, or cooking breakfast for departing and arriving American plan guests as well as making lunches to go for the arriving guests. This is a hectic few hours and our best recommendation is on arrival ensure your gear is where it should be in your assigned cabin and check the status of your boat & motor with the dockhands. Once you have been familiarized with the operations of the boats and motors, then it’s time to break out the tackle. Please do remember that this is a hectic time for all the staff and things will move a little slower on check in, so be patient. Once everyone has been fed/cabins cleaned/boats ready, everything moves easier and staff are able to talk fishing, and more.

FLY OUT-MOVE OUT DAY: On departure day, please have your gear (nice weather) on the deck or screened porch by 6.30 AM. If there is any equipment not working, please tell the staff, and we can fix the problem. At around 7AM the aircraft will start to arrive and if you flew in first then you will fly out first. Generally this works with most parties, but if there is a situation that we recognize, we may move another party to fly first. It should all happen between 7AM-10AM regardless, but if we have groups that have an airline schedule out of Timmins, we may try to work with them first. Please bear with us and be patient. You should have noticed the week before that we are working as fast as we can to get you out of the bush, so you can start the journey home. Also please note that at least once a week someone will come up to us and tell us they have to come out first because they have a long drive home. First off everyone has a long drive home and if you would like to make arrangements to come out first, we will be happy to get up 1 hour earlier and go and get them. The minimum cost for this service is $500 per flight.

WATER: The government will not test surface water in the province, so therefore there is no recommendation from the government or our company to drink the water from the lake, so therefore what are the options: We have filtered water at the lodge, and we also supply purified water for drinking.

SIGN OF A GOOD SPORTSMAN: A good sportsman will always abide by laws of the forest and fish and game act. Good sportsmen will treat all rental equipment as their own and if there are problems with the camp or equipment will let us know. They will also treat the animals and fish that they are not planning on consuming with due diligence on maintaining their ability to survive.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: Wilderness recreation is not without risk. There are few or no roads penetrating the wilderness areas we operate in. All guests should be aware of inherent risks associated with a wilderness experience. Ex: operation of mechanical equipment including Boats & Motors/Walking & Hiking/Weather etc. It is your responsibility as a guest to ensure that you are participating in an appropriate fashion.

We hope that these tips and helpful reminders will make your vacation a fantastic experience and that once is not enough, and you will be back.

George, Jeanne, Joel & Daniela Theriault and the more than 20 staff that help us make your dreams come true.