Fishing

Get hooked in Kamloops, where fishing is available year-round with spring and fall months offering the most consistent open water fishing options. Good fishing is also available during the warm summer months at higher elevation lakes, and early winter provides great ice fishing conditions, as the fish are still actively feeding. Come cast a line on trophy stillwater and experience some of the BC Interior’s best fishing.

Top 5 Lakes to Fish

Edith Lake

Edith Lake is situated 25 minutes west of Kamloops off Highway 5A, known to locals as the Old Fishing Highway. The recreation site features camping for 15 units, day-use areas with picnic tables, a fishing dock, and three boat launches for cartop or small trailered boats. Kamloops Rainbow and Brook Trout are stocked year-round. 

Monte Lake

Monte Lake is located 50km SE of Kamloops on Highway 97 towards Vernon. Trolling is the best method for consistent success of catching Kokanee between early spring and fall months. It is a popular spot for ice fishing beginning in January when the ice is thick enough. 

Tunkwa Lake

Tunkwa Lake Provincial Park is located 40km from Kamloops off Highway 1 West between Savona and Logan Lake. Being one of British Columbia's premier fishing destinations, anglers can cast for Rainbow Trout from a boat, tube, canoe, or the shore. Camp at the provincial park or stay year-round at Tunkwa Lake Resort

Roche Lake

Roche Lake is within the Roche Lake Provincial Park 35km from Kamloops off Highway 5A. Being one of the most popular fly fishing lakes in BC, anglers can expect to catch fish up to 6lbs. Camp at the provincial park or stay in a cabin, and rent a boat from Roche Lake Resort

Jacko Lake

15km SE of Kamloops, Jacko Lake is one of the most productive stillwaters in BC. Rainbow Trout are stocked annually and grow up to 10lbs. The day-use site features a gravel boat launch and is only open from spring to fall. A 4x4 vehicle is recommended on the gravel road, 8kms off Inks Lake Road. 

 

Area Fishing Guides

INTERIOR FLY FISHING CO.
Brett Pennington & Casey Groves

ELEVATED FISHING ADVENTURES
Campbell Bryk

RISE FORM FLY FISHING
Brian Chan

FAST ACTION FLY FISHING
Wally Tywoniuk

Fishing Stores

CASTING LOOPS FLY & TACKLE
Casting Loops Fly & Tackle is Kamloops' only fishing dedicated store. Get your fly and tackle gear before casting a line on the many lakes around Kamloops.

 

Plan Your Kamloops Fishing Trip

Three primary strains of Rainbow Trout are stocked in local lakes by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC: Pennask, Blackwater, and Fraser Valley. Eastern Brook Trout can also be found in some Kamloops stillwaters, as well as Chinook Salmon, Kokanee, Burbot, Northern Pikeminnow and Carp.

 

 

 

Fishing Stories


Fishing Resorts
 

4-Season Resorts
 

KNOUFF LAKE RESORT
9608 Knouff Lake Road, Thompson-Nicola

TUNKWA LAKE RESORT
4405 Tunkwa Lake Rd, Logan Lake

MILE HIGH RESORT
4700 Mile High Ln, Logan Lake

PINANTAN LAKE RESORT
2488 Harper Ranch Rd, Pinantan Lake

LOGAN LAKE RESORT
111 Chartrand Ave, Logan Lake

WENDEGO LODGE
Located on Tranquille Lake, Kamloops

WILDLINGS RESORT
8050 Surrey-Sussex Lake Rd, Logan Lake

Seasonal Resorts
 

DOUGLAS LAKE RANCH
2620 Home Ranch Lane, Douglas Lake

JOHNSON LAKE RESORT
Located on Johnson Lake, Louis Creek

HIHIUM LAKE FISHING RESORT
740 Loon Lake Rd, Cache Creek

MARIGOLD FISHING RESORT
2414 Loon Lake Rd, Cache Creek

ROCHE LAKE RESORT
7200 Roche Lake Rd, Kamloops


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