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LOWER MAINLAND/FRASER VALLEY LAKE RAINBOW TROUT FISHERY

Spring is finally showing itself in 2008 and rainbow trout fishing in lakes across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley is once again starting to heat up. The Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery, operated by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, has started its rainbow trout stocking this week. Stockings will continue until June, so fishing is expected to be excellent in the next several months. These angling opportunities are fantastic for families, youth and entry-level anglers due to high catch success rate.



We will once again be providing regular stocking reports to keep you updated so you can plan your next weekend fishing trip better. Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley lake stocking reports will be available in this thread as well as on this page. You can also find archived reports of catchable rainbow trout stockings across BC in this section of the website.

ADDITIONAL READING MATERIAL

It's Trout Season in Vancouver!
Thanks to the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery, lake fishing in the Greater Vancouver is fantastic between April and September!

Rice Lake, North Vancouver
Located in Seymour Conservative Reserve, Rice Lake has easy foot access and offers good trout fishing for kids during the summer.

Sasamat Lake, Belcarra
Within 30 minutes of driving from Downtown Vancouver, Sasamat Lake in Belcarra is a popular trout fishing hot spot for anglers of all ages.

Lafarge Lake, Coquitlam
Located at the heart of Coquitlam, Lafarge Lake is just one of a dozen urban lakes that provides convenient access and fast fishing for entry-level and youth anglers.

REGULATIONS

- You must have a valid BC freshwater angling license.
- You are permitted to keep four trout in Region 2 lakes.
- If fishing from shore, only ONE fishing rod/line is permitted for each angler.
- If fishing alone in a boat, an angler is allowed to use TWO fishing rods/lines.
- Only ONE SINGLE (POINT) hooked is allowed on each fishing line.
- There maybe exceptions for some lakes, please see the table where each lake is listed for exceptions:

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/docs/fish-synopsis_2007-08_region2.pdf

If you witness a violation, please phone 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) and report it.

CONTACT

For stocking plans, please contact the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery at (604) 504-4716.





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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 01:54:40 AM »

MARCH 5TH 2008'S RAINBOW TROUT STOCKINGS

Lake nameNumber of fish
Como1,000
Lafarge1,000
Sasamat800
Whonnock     600
Mike500

Average weight of these fish is 240 grams.
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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 12:26:07 PM »

Como is for old farts(65+) and piss ants(15 and younger), not for fathers whos kids are "coming down in a bit"

What if your newborn is in a stroller with rod holder attached ?  :D
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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 02:55:34 PM »

MARCH 6TH 2008'S RAINBOW TROUT STOCKINGS

Lake nameNumber of fish
Mill600
Green Timbers       500
Deer800

Average weight of these fish is 240 grams.

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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008, 11:26:59 PM »

Como is for old farts(65+) and piss ants(15 and younger), not for fathers whos kids are "coming down in a bit"


So true! I live near Como lake and I am always telling adults (well over 16 but no where near 65+) to bugger off and read the signs. I always love the excuse that thier kid is actually the one fishing, he's just across the lake in the playground right now.. he'll be right back.

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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008, 12:32:07 AM »

Como is for old farts(65+) and piss ants(15 and younger), not for fathers whos kids are "coming down in a bit"

And people who are disabled as long as they have the $1  disability license.  ;D
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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2008, 11:19:00 AM »

Como is for old farts(65+) and piss ants(15 and younger), not for fathers whos kids are "coming down in a bit"


So true! I live near Como lake and I am always telling adults (well over 16 but no where near 65+) to bugger off and read the signs. I always love the excuse that thier kid is actually the one fishing, he's just across the lake in the playground right now.. he'll be right back.

Human nature push the envelope until the boundary is found. Sounds like fisheries needs to start spanking a few adult children, once the message gets out, it will stop.
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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2008, 11:28:12 AM »

Just so everyone knows, I took a drive upto Mike lake yesterday and the gate is open but the parking lot is covered in snow and the lake still has ice on it. Well at 3/4 of the lake does have ice and snow. It will be a while yet before the lake is fishable.
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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2008, 11:50:07 AM »

MARCH 13TH 2008'S RAINBOW TROUT STOCKINGS

Lake name    Number of fish
Lafarge        1,000
Rice1,000

Average weight of these fish is 240 grams.
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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2008, 04:13:09 PM »

Do they still stock Sardis Park?????
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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2008, 05:32:49 PM »

Is it deer lake in bunaby or in harrison. That gets stocked.

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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2008, 06:34:42 PM »

Is it deer lake in bunaby or in harrison. That gets stocked.

Sorry Verdi, should have be more specific. It's Deer Lake in Burnaby.

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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2008, 02:57:51 AM »

Do they still stock Sardis Park?????

I believe so but I don't think as much as places like Mike, Green Timbers or LaFarge but I may be wrong on that, I go there once in a while, as it is easy access for me, since I can hardly walk some days, and yes I have the $1 disability license. I hate mentioning that I have that license but other forums people jump on me with the under 16 over 65 routine and I should not be going there.....
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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2008, 07:20:50 PM »

Problem with Como is same old crowd catches limit everday. The kids don't have a long time to enjoy the good fishing for a long time. Why not make the limit 2 fish instead of 4. It's not supposed to be a freezer filling fishery.
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Re: 2008 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley rainbow trout stocking information
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2008, 02:01:14 PM »

Second batch of lake stockings will take place starting today. The bulk of the stockings will happen next week, just before the launch of "Fishing in the City" program by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC at Rice Lake on Saturday April 12th. I will have more information on that event as well as the latest stocking updates very soon.