Went on a little road trip Saturday Dec 28th to Beaverton Harbour. Beaver Bait is now open - I believe at 6am daily. Tim Hales has a few huts out near the island. Saw a few walkers out. - I do not know the ice thickness - not until Tuesday when I make my 1st of many trips out during the 2014 winter.
Driving home, I crossed over the swing bridge - Trent Canal mouth - and spotted 2 fixed Huts out about 500 metres. Again I do not know the ice thickness - best to stop and ask George - 4th house past the swing bridge heading west - he offers cheap parking for walkers - he has a sign on a tree that you can't miss.