Melody Lodge:

Annual Friendly Bass Tournament   (Click for photos)

Our annual bass fishing tournament is held on the second Saturday after Labour Day in September. We welcome our guests, camper residents, and neighbours to join us for a fun week of fishing, spending time with old friends and new, and enjoying the beautiful view of the Rideau Canal. The tournament includes a prize for best angler of the week, best angler of tournament day, and for the biggest bass. We celebrate the end of the tournament with a delicious feast. Contact us to sign up for this year's tournament!

Past Winners

YearBig Bass (Weight)Angler of Tournament Day (Total weight)Big Bass of the Week
2002Rick Schylaske (4 lbs. 12 ozs.)--
2003Jeff Mease (4 lbs. 10 ozs.)John Delgrosso-
2004Jon Morgan (4 lbs. 11 ozs.)Larry Robinson-
2005John Delgrosso (5 lbs. 11 ozs.)John Delgrosso-
2006Tim Robert (4 lbs. 11 ozs.)John Delgrosso-
2007Derek Reichard (4 lbs. 1 oz.)Brian George-
2008Rick Schylaske (5 lbs. 14 ozs.)Rick Schylaske-
2009Rick Schylaske (5 lbs. 1 ozs.)Rick Schylaske-
2010Brian George (4 lbs. 6 ozs.)Lewis George-
2011Larry Robinson (5 lbs.)John Delgrosso-
2012Ryan Rhoades (4 lbs. 7 ozs.)Lewis George-
2013Lewis George (5 lbs. 14 ozs.)Lewis GeorgeJames Brooks & Greg Schoenly (5 lbs. 3 ozs.)

City of Kingston: 40 minutes away

Kingston is a stunning, historic city that was once Canada's national capital. There is plenty to see in Kingston, including Queen's University, 1000 Islands Cruises, the Kingston Public Market (which has been running since 1801), and the Pump House Museum (located in one of Canada's oldest original water works). There are also golf courses, parks & trails, and walking tours.

Town of Gananoque: 40 minutes away

Gananoque, known as the "Gateway to the Thousand Islands", is located 20 minutes east of Kingston. Don't miss out on sightseeing opportunities, such as 1000 Islands tours with Gananoque Boat Line or 1000 Islands Helicopter tours. Other attractions include OLG Casino, Gananoque Golf and Country Club, and 1000 Islands Playhouse.

Town of Smith Falls: 1 hour away

Nestled in a picturesque setting along the Rideau Canal, Smiths Falls is a modern community with old-world charm. Attractions include five lockstations, self-guided walking tours, museums, and weekly Movies Under the Stars.