Rising Sun Charters - Jamie Pistilli

Ottawa, Ontario

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Rising Sun Charters is your choice for fishing in Ottawa, Gatineau and beyond!

Fly fishing, family trips, corporate team building, seniors trips, birthday parties and trophy chasing trips - You name the species or the occasion and we will make it happen!

If you are looking to learn how to fly fish, enjoy a great day in the Nation's Capital or looking at a chance at a catch of a lifetime, I'd be glad to help make your dreams come true!

We fish multiple bodies of water in Ontario and Quebec including:

  • Ottawa River
  • Rideau River
  • St. Lawrence River
  • Madawaska River
  • And a variety of local lakes!

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$375.00 Customize Your Fishing Trip

Fly Fishing, Fresh Water
Full Day
1–6 People

Princecraft Fishing Boat

From Half Day Charters to Full Day Trips, we do it all. If you only have a few hours or if you want a marathon day we will fish as long as you want! Please send me a message to coordinate what you're interested in and we can plan a trip for you. See trip ideas in the More Info section below!

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Fish Targeted

longnose gar




Fishing Seasons

May to November 

Licenses and Requirements

local fishing licenses not included 

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More Info

Jamie Pistilli has been fishing the waters of North America and the Caribbean for over 30 years. Although he has caught everything from tarpon to sharks, his specialties are trophy musky, longnose gar and carp fishing. Jamie hosted a season of Big City Fishing, has appeared as a guest on The New Fly Fisher and The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons and was featured on the award winning DVD Game ON a Kayak Fishing Movie. He has been featured in numerous fishing publications including the cover of Ontario Out Of Doors and was a regional editor for Kayak Angler Magazine as well as Co-Host of TSN's Renedage Bass radio show.

Types of Trips:

CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING - Business meetings are way more productive in a stress free environment- You bring the agenda, I will find the fish!

SENIORS TRIPS - Never too young to create new memories! Grab a few friends and get your camera ready.


If you only have a few hours or if you want a marathon day we will fish as long as you want!

BIRTHDAY PARTIES- Run around a ball pit or take a few friends fishing? We got you covered! 4-6 hours of fishing. 

CARP FISHING-Have a few hours and want to catch one of Ottawa’s hardest fighting fish? Want to spend a few days chasing giants? Custom trips available- Fish the Ottawa River, the Rideau and the mighty St Lawrence!

TROPHY CHASING TRIP-Want to do battle with a trophy musky, giant longnose gar or monster carp? We can help you achieve your goal on the water.


Let us help you plan your next fishing vacation, from day trips to week long vacations with accommodations!

Have an idea? A dream trip? Let us put it together for you. From a half day trip to a week long adventure- we do it all!

What We Fish For:

So many species of fish within an hour from Ottawa! Here are just a few...

Musky- The baddest fish in the river! Available from early June until freeze up caught casting, trolling or on the fly. They will test your patience but have the ability to create a lifetime memory in one bite.

Largemouth bass- North America’s most popular fish and with good reason. Loads of places to chase and catch this hard fighting fish. Late June to the late fall is when you can catch these bruisers.

Trout- Fish for rainbow, speckled or lake trout. From late April until the late fall and through the ice! 

Longnose gar- This prehistoric fish is great for those new to flyfishing or looking to work on casting. They fight hard, jump and are available from May to September.

Northern pike- This toothy predator can be caught locally from mid-May until the late fall. They fight hard and can be caught on spinning gear and on the fly.