Fishing Retail Stores
Army & Navy
Vancouver, New West, Langley
Berry's Bait & Tackle
Richmond
First Light Fishing & Tackle
Burnaby
Fred's Custom Tackle
Chilliwack
Hatch Match'r
Maple Ridge
Lodestar Outfitters
Langley
Mike's Reel Repair
Abbotsford
Pacific Angler
Vancouver
Sea-Run Fly & Tackle
Coquitlam
Fishing Guides & Lodges
BC Sportfishing Group
Harrison Bay
Bent Rods Guiding
Chilliwack
Big Bear Salmon Charters
Ucluelet
Bon Chovy Fishing Charters
Vancouver
Crystal Cove Beach Resort
Tofino
Fishing Tofino
Tofino
Great River Fishing Adventures
Chilliwack
Murphy Sportfishing
Port Alberni
Reel Obsession
Victoria & Zeballos
STS Guiding Service
Mission
Tunkwa Lake Resort
Tunkwa Lake

Region One Lake Fishing Locations

Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands

Vancouver Island lake cutthroat trout fishing

Region one has both urban and remote lakes where fishing for trout and bass are available. In Victoria and Nanaimo, several urban lakes are in the "Fishing in the City" program where rainbow trout are released regularly. Smallmouth bass fishing in many island lakes is unknown to most anglers in British Columbia, fish up to 6lb are not unheard of to those who regularly take part in this fishery. In more remote lakes, larger rainbow trout and coastal cutthroat trout are often caught in spring and fall.

Below is a list of urban and remote lakes where fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and smallmouth bass are available on Vancouver Island and some Gulf Islands.

Lake Name Location Target Species Shore Access? Boat Launch?
Colliery Dam Nanaimo Rainbow trout Yes Yes
Diver Lake Nanaimo Rainbow trout Yes Yes
Durrance Lake Mount Work Regional Park Rainbow trout, smallmouth bass Yes Yes
Elk Lake Saanich Rainbow trout, coastal cutthroat trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, common carp, yellow perch Yes Yes
Langford Lake Langford Rainbow trout, smallmouth bass Yes Yes
Lookout Lake Colwood Rainbow trout Yes Yes
Prospect Lake Saanich Rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, yellow perch No Yes
St Mary Lake Salt Spring Island Rainbow trout, coastal cutthroat trout, smallmouth bass Yes Yes