2012's Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley catchable rainbow trout stocking starts today, March 8th. The Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery, operated by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
, is responsible for stockings of these fish between March and June, September and November, so fishing is expected to be excellent during these months. These angling opportunities are fantastic for families, youth and entry-level anglers due to high catch success rate.
As usual, 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
.WHERE TO FISH?
Here are some of the lakes in Region Two that are stocked with rainbow trout.
ADDITIONAL READINGSIt's Trout Season in Vancouver!
- Alice Lake, Squamish
- Brohm Lake, Squamish
- Browning Lake, Squamish
- Buntzen Lake, Port Moody
- Como Lake, Coquitlam
- Deer Lake, Burnaby
- Edith Lake, Squamish
- Green Timbers Lake, Surrey
- Lafarge Lake, Coquitlam
- Rice Lake, North Vancouver
- Mill Lake, Abbotsford
- Sasamat Lake, Belcarra
Rainbow trout fishing in the Lower Mainland can be excellent between March and June. 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.Good Fishing at Lower Mainland Lakes
A trip to Alice and Edith Lakes shows how good the trout fishing can be around the Lower Mainland.A Convenient Alternative
Put and take lakes are a good alternative when fishing is slow else where.“Fishing in the City” Launched
Fishing in the City is a new urban fishing program launched by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.REGULATIONS
Before heading out, please be aware of the followings:
- You must have a valid BC freshwater angling license.
- You are permitted to keep four trout in Region 2 lakes, unless stated otherwise in lake-specific regulations.
- 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 hook is allowed on each fishing line.
- There are exceptions/specific regulations for some lakes (such as catch and release only, requirement of barbless hook, boating restrictions), please see the table in Region Two's regulations where each lake is listed for exceptions.
- If you witness a violation, please phone 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) and report it.
For stocking plans, please contact the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery at (604) 504-4716.