To get where almost no one has ever gone before, take wings and fly. Because no land machine will get you and your gear anywhere close to where you’re heading.
Your camp awaits. A cozy cabin, a remote lodge, the friendly guides, the robust food and sense of fellowship make Nielsen’s Fly-In Lodge experience one of the rare adventures still possible on this old, shrinking globe.
All the comforts of home in the Canadian Wilderness Accessible only by float plane.
- Home cooked meals
- Showers in every cabin
- Daily maid service
- Outstanding multi species Canadian Fishing
- Wireless Internet service
- Exceptional Boats and Equipment
We’ve tried to include as much information on our website about our lodge as possible. Make sure you check out our “Gallery” pages of photos and videos to really get a feel of our lodge and the fishing on Rowan Lake.
If you should have any additional questions concerning Nielsen’s Fly-In Lodge, please feel free to contact us toll free at 1-800-653-5946.
We are looking forward to showing you a comfortable and memorable vacation in the beautiful Canadian wilderness.
Don and Lynn Pursch
"REKINDLE THE ROMANCE OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS"
Why Nielsen’s Fly-In Lodge?
What sets us apart from from other fishing destinations? First of all we give all our customers personalized services to ensure your stay with us will be a fishing trip of a lifetime. more…
Why Rowan lake?
Our remote wilderness location means virtually untouched fish populations and this means more big fish for our guests. You will not find any crowds up here and you can fish waters that have zero fishing pressure. more…
Multi Species Trophy Potential
Variety is the spice of Rowan Lake fishing. Rowan Lake offers fantastic trophy fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, lake trout and world record size muskies. more…
Corporate and Special Groups
If you have a corporate, family or special group of 20 or more folks that would enjoy a fabulous outdoor experience like we offer at Nielsen’s, call us for a special rate. more…
Large and Smallmouth Bass
Rowan Lake is a large, unique, fly-in fishery with very little fishing pressure where the majority of largemouth and smallmouth bass have probably never seen a lure before. more…
Walleye and Northern Pike
Rowan Lake also supports an amazing population of walleye and northern pike. We also offer boats and motors at several nearby portage lakes that are a short walk from Rowan Lake. more…
Rowan Lake is renowned for its excellent lake trout fishing. At Nielsen’s even novice anglers take their limits of these deep water fighters without the assistance of fishing guides. more…
World-Class Trophy Muskie
Many avid muskie fishermen believe that Rowan Lake does holds some of the biggest and heaviest fish in the world. Having a 60 inch muskie follow their bait to the boat is not uncommon. more…
More than muskies, Rowan means lakers, walleyes, bass and northerns, too!"–Dan Johnson, North American Fishing Magazine / TV
Incredible Musky fishing and one of the best locations I have ever seen for bringing children to fish. Don & Lynn make their destination one of the greatest in Northern Ontario!"–Colin Mckeown,The New Fly Fisher TV
Nielsen's Fly-In Lodge is absolutely great and totally remarkable. The meals are great and the friendly service by the entire staff is incredible. I am truely amazed at the numbers and quality of fish in Rowan Lake!"–Steve Suick, Suick Lure Mfg
I have seen and caught more large muskies on Rowan than on any other body of water I've fished. Something BIG always happens at Nielsen's Lodge!"–Jim Linder, Executive Director and Co-Host In Fisherman TV
I've been a guest at Nielsen's for several years now and I'm never disappointed with the fishing or accommodations. When I'm not at Nielsen's Lodge, I'm day dreaming about going back!"–Bob Trumpy, NBC Sports TV
If you’re like me, and love to fish muskies, but would like to get away from the all too common scene these days of having to wait for a “spot” to open up on your favorite lake, I strongly suggest visiting Don and Lynn up at Nielsen’s. A tiny hop in a float plane and you’ve got thousands of acres of some of the best musky water in the world literally all to yourself!"–Larry Dahlberg, Hunt for the Big Fish TV
Don, Thanks again for your outstanding hospitality. Riley and I can't wait to come back next year. Rowan Lake is one of my favorite lakes. I'm not sure where else a 11 year old kid can boat 4 muskies (1st year) and 3 muskies (2nd year) each in a 4 day trip. The new 20 hp motors really helped us cover more water.....and not be late for dinner!"–Paul and Riley Veith, Minneapolis, MN
Don – You and Lynn have created a wonderful secluded environment at your lodge, and this little comment card is not near enough space for JoAnn and I to thank you for your warm and sincere hospitality. Everyone has been so nice & helpful and interested if we are having a good time. It has been the most pleasurable vacation of our lives, and you haven’t seen the last of us!"–Joann and Phil Hilliard
Rowan Lake has excellent cabbage beds, and hundreds of blow-downs and reed beds where big old largemouth are found. “Three- and four-pound bass were a common ‘mistake,’ when I went muskie fishing there with our oversized muskie baits.” Rowan Lake is a large, unique, fly-in fishery with very little fishing pressure. And most of that is for the incredible muskie that reside there. Imagine fishing a lake where the majority of largemouth bass have probably never seen a lure before!"–Gord Pyzer, Outdoor Canada’s, Fishing Editor
I fish a lot of lakes here in Minnesota, but my muskie fishing highlight each year is up on Rowan. I've made many trips to your lodge over the years and again I was amazed at the fantastic job that you and your staff do. Those new 20hp motors worked great and thanks so much to your guide Paul for taking the time to help the kids in catching all those smallies off the dock!! Our two boys casted for muskies all day and evening and they couldn't wait to get back to camp to fish those bass off the docks....it's in their blood!"–Mitch Albers, Minneapolis, MN
Thanks so much for a most enjoyable stay and fishing experience at your lodge last week. The outpost cabin was exactly what we were looking for and even exceeded our expectations. The cleanliness and organization of the lodge, deckhouse, bathhouse and our cabin was impressive, and appreciated. And thoughtful things like the ice and storage bins for our beer and fish and the shore lunch sports with cookers and propane made things that much nicer and more enjoyable. You and Lynn run a first rate camp and it really shows!"–Brad Lucas Fishing Party
I have been fishing at Nielsen's on Rowan Lake since 1987, the year that Don and Lynn took over the resort. The only thing I hate about the place is having to leave at the end of the fishing trip. Not only does the lake harbor monster, world class muskies it also has great lake trout, good bass and northern pike fishing and three good walleye lakes just a short portage away. The accommodations are second to none and the scenery just keeps beckoning me back. Jump in the plane and make some fantastic memories!!"–Ray Gildow, Author of the fishing book Legends & Legacies, A History of the Nisswa Guides' League
The accommodations are alway flat out the best! Every aspect of your camp is organized, spotless and beautiful. The both of you always go out of your way to make those around you feel special. Your actions speak louder than words and can easily be seen in your dedication and love for your camp. From bringing in fuel in late winter/early spring, to cleaning rooms, doing laundry, mowing the yard, mopping out boats, the wonderful meals you serve - all you have to do is look around and you see how much you care!"–Dan Kosmoski, Men's Head Basketball Coach, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN