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
Lakeside Gardens Resort
Salt Spring Island
Reel Obsession
Victoria & Zeballos
STS Guiding Service
Mission
Sturgeon Slayers
Lytton
The Rambling Fisherman
Vancouver Island
Tunkwa Lake Resort
Tunkwa Lake

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

All stocked fish in this database are Fraser Valley 3N (triploid) rainbow trout at catchable size (200 - 400g). Updated data are provided by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC between March and October. You must have a valid BC freshwater fishing licence while fishing at these lakes. Please visit this website for more information!

Suggested Readings

BC Freshwater Fishing Guide
This guide is a vidoe tutorial series for new anglers who are unfamiliar with BC's stocked lake fisheries.

Bait Fishing for Stocked Rainbow Trout
The most basic method used when fishing for stocked rainbow trout is bait fishing.

Lure Fishing for Stocked Rainbow Trout
Lure fishing is another effective fishing method in urban lakes. It is preferred by anglers who want to be active.

It's Trout Season in Vancouver!
Rainbow trout fishing in the Lower Mainland can be excellent between March and June.

Select a Region of Interest

Please select a region to see the database. In the database, you will find the dates when trout are released, the lakes where they are released, the number of fish that are released and the average size of released fish.

Helpful Links

The following websites can be very helpful if you are looking for more information on urban trout fisheries in British Columbia.

Catchable Rainbow Trout?

The Fraser Valley 3N rainbow trout are raised at several trout hatcheries in British Columbia. They are released when they reach "catchable sizes", which range between 12 and 14 inches or 200 and 400 grams. They are fantastic gamefish for kids and entry-level anglers who want to get into fishing.