Fishing - Land of Hidden Waters

Fish a lake a day

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Choose your own adventure

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The Land of Hidden Waters is home to thousands of lakes and the Fishing Highway 24 corridor where you’ll find the highest density of fishing resorts and lodges in British Columbia. We have a lake and a style fit for every budget. Looking to do a guided experience? We have many locals who will show you their secret spots, tips, and tricks for casting and catching! Interested in launching your boat and enjoying the slow pace of finding your own fishing hole? We have that too. With so many lakes and rivers to choose from, there are always freshwater fishing gems casting distance away.

Experiences

Allen Jones │ Lower North Thompson Valley

FishinG Licenses

No matter what fishing adventure you choose, make sure that you have a valid provincial freshwater Fishing License with you. 

Anyone over the age of 16 must carry a licence and be able to produce a paper or electronic copy of it for inspection by a Conservation Officer, Fishery Officer, RCMP constable, Park Ranger in a park, or an Officer under the Wildlife Act. A valid basic licence allows you to fish for most species found in non-tidal waters, however, supplementary licences and stamps must be purchased to fish for conservation species.  

When purchasing, you can select from a single day, 8 day or annual license (valid April 1st to March 31st). Prices and licensing requirements vary depending on term, residency, age, if you are a status Indian and discounts are offered to those with disabilities. 

You can buy licenses online from Freshwater Fishing E-Licensing or in-person from Licence Vendors.

See the B.C. recreational freshwater Fishing Licence page for more information and key details.

Fishing BC

Fishing BC is your go-to resource for all things freshwater and saltwater fishing in British Columbia. Explore exciting content, helpful information, and resources to plan your fishing adventure in the Land of Hidden Waters at Fishing BC.

Learn about Fishing BC
Andrew Strain | Canim Lake, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
Allen Jones | Lower North Thompson Valley

Barriere

Lower North Thompson Valley

The Barriere and Lower North Thompson is the largest fishing area in the North Thompson Valley. Find fishing lodges and resorts, guides, and other info.

Learn about Barriere

Kamloops

Famous for its rainbow trout, Kamloops is home to some of the best lake fishing found anywhere in North America. 100+ highly productive lakes are found within a one-hour drive of the city and are stocked year-round. Find more info about Kamloops area lakes and lodges.

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Jeremy Koreski | Kamloops area
Jeremy Koreski | Clearwater River

WeLLs Gray

Provincial Park

Wells Gray Provincial Park and Clearwater area are the ultimate in angling destinations. This protected place is one not to miss.

Learn about Wells Gray

Cariboo

Chilcotin Coast

Home to the highest density of fishing resorts and lodges in British Columbia, the Fishing Highway 24 and Cariboo region has a history of large, powerful trout in some of the best Stillwater fishing in North America.

Learn about the Cariboo
Jeremy Koreski | Sheridan Lake
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