Region One Lake Fishing Locations
Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands
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|