Fly Fishing in Kamloops, British Columbia

Kamloops is central to over 100+ fishing lakes within a 1-hour drive through diverse and scenic landscape. Make the catch of the day using just a worm and hook, or test fishing skills and techniques through trolling, spin casting or fly-fishing.

Borrow a Rod and/or Tackle Box from the Kamloops Visitor Centre - For FREE!

Select Visitor Centres in BC are now participating in the Go Fish BC - Rod Loan Program, and the Kamloops Visitor Centre is one of them! Each Visitor Centre was provided a number of rods and tackle boxes so several visitors can take advantage of this great opportunity at once. The program is accessible for all individuals and families, locals or visitors. All visitors do is leave a deposit or a credit card number, sign a waiver, and purchase a fishing licence (if they haven't already got one). The Visitor Centre staff can even assist the visitor in obtaining a licence if needed. The Kamloops Visitor Centre can also share suggestions of nearby fishing lakes that offer fishing from shore, or where boats can be rented. The whole process only takes a couple minutes, and then you can be on your way to a fishing adventure with the use of rods and tackle for FREE!

For more information on the Rod Loan Program, click here.

Contact the Kamloops Visitor Centre

1290 West Trans Canada Highway, Kamloops, BC

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Phone: 250-374-3377 or 1-800-662-1994

Fishing Guides in Kamloops

> Nehalliston Wilderness Adventures (Dave Sigsworth): 250-374-3383
> Brian Chan (Riseform Flyfishing) - 250-372-5383
> Mike Porco(Desert North Adventures) - 250-320-1267  - click here for more info.
> Bruce Southern (Bruce Southerns Guiding Services) - 250-378-2556 - website

Kamloops Rainbow Trout ~ The Famous Fish

The Kamloops trout is admired around the world by anglers who appreciate the physical attributes that make it such a sought-after sport fish. This fish will surely keep anglers busy as it can sprint as fast as a racehorse, empty a fishing reel of line in seconds, and jump more than three times its length straight up in the air!


Fly Fishing Information for Kamloops, BC offers information about strategies & techniques for successfully fly fishing the many lakes, rivers & streams surrounding Kamloops British Columbia. For more information on aquatic entomology, fly tying, fly patterns, fishing reports, fishing tips, fish and game recipes & more click here.


Kamloops Rainbow Trout caught just minutes from Kamloops! Don't worry though, this beauty was released unscathed back into the depths from which she came.



Fishing Gear Available in Kamloops

In Kamloops, get geared up and outfitted to prepare for any fishing excursion. There are many shops with a wide selection of basic to top quality gear, fishing tackle, clothing, and any other fishing supplies needed.

Here are some recommended stores to visit:

>Canadian Tire: 250-374-9747 (South Shore) 
>Canadian Tire: 250-376-2013 (North Shore)
>Surplus Herby's: 250-376-2714 (North Shore)
>WalMart: 250-374-1591 (South Shore)
>Wholesale Sports: 250-377-3966 (South Shore)


Buying a Fishing Licence

** A non-tidal Angling Licence is required for fishing in all lakes in the Kamloops area. This applies to anyone 16 years of age or older angling in fresh water. Its now easier than ever to buy your B.C. freshwater fishing licence. You can buy it online prior to your trip to Kamloops. Click here for all your freshwater licensing needs. Licences are also available at the above fishing tackle stores.

 BC Fishing Resorts & Outfitters Association: 250-374-6836


Boat Launches at Provincial Parks in Kamloops and Area

Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park | Nestled among lodgepole pine, spruce and fir, Lac Le Jeune Park appeals to anglers seeking an easily-accessible getaway spot. The park offers a diverse assortment of recreational activities including swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and nature appreciation. The park sees high use during the summer season.

McConnell Lake Provincial Park | Popular with fishermen -- the lake is noted for rainbow trout to exceed 1.5 kg. In order to access this lake, vehicles require high clearance.

Niskonlith Lake Provincial Park | Niskonlith Lake is popular for swimming, fishing and boating. There are limited facilities.

Paul Lake Provincial Park | Easy access, beautiful scenery, plentiful fishing and a diversity of outdoor recreational activities make Paul Lake a popular destination.

Roche Lake Provincial Park | Seven world-class stocked rainbow trout lakes, only two of which are served by maintained gravel roads, on the Thompson Plateau. Small. Tunkwa Provincial Park | Tunkwa Provincial Park contains two large, man-made trout-fishing lakes, Tunkwa and Leighton. Tunkwa is listed in the top 10 provincial rainbow trout fisheries. This park protects mid elevation grasslands, forests, lakes, and wetlands including bogs and ponds.

Walloper Lake Provincial Park | Just off the Coquihalla Highway, this small lake is surrounded by an open lodgepole pine forest. The park offers opportunities for fishing and picnicking day-use only. There is a picnic table and pit toilets. A fishing wharf is provided.


Fishing Areas in Kamloops

For general information on fishing at the following lakes, you can contact the following fishing resorts:

> Lac Le Jeune Resort: 250-372-2722
> Knouff Lake Resort: 250-578-8155
> Roche Lake Resort: 250-828-2007
> Tunkwa Lake Resort: 250-523-9697
> Caverhill Lodge:1-866-672-9806
> Douglas Lake Ranch: 1-800-663-4838
> Hi Hium Lake Fishing Resort: 250-459-2306
> Bolean Lake Fishing & Wilderness Resort: 250-558-9008
> Johnson Lake Resort: 250-672-1008
> Mile High Adventure Resort: 250-371-2606
> Sheridan Lake Rentals & Experiences: 250-593-0234 or 250-819-0558
> Kamloops Lake (Boat Launch at Tobiano Golf Course and Savona, BC)
> Spruce Wilderness Lodge on Bonaparte Lake: 1-250-706-9111

See our Directory for a listing of Boat Rentals in Kamloops


Fish for the Future

For each guest who stays at the Accent Inns and shows a valid freshwater or salt water fishing license, Accent Inns will donate $2.00 to the 'Fish for the Future' fund.  This is a program that will see to the long term viability of British Columbia's natural resources, as they continue to fulfill their vision of supporting local groups that strive towards improving the BC environment.