Fishing Retail Stores
First Light Fishing & Tackle
Fred's Custom Tackle
Abbotsford & Chilliwack
Pacific Angler
Sea-Run Fly & Tackle
Trout Waters Fly & Tackle
Fishing Guides & Lodges
Bon Chovy Fishing Charters
Chromer Sportfishing
Coastal Springs Float Lodge
Knight Inlet
Hot Pursuit Charters
Lang's Fishing Adventures
Murphy Sportfishing
Kyuquot Sound
Tunkwa Lake Resort
Tunkwa Lake

Fishing Locations in British Columbia

BC Region Sport Fishing Guide

A peaceful fishing lake in British Columbia

From remote alpine lakes to open ocean, there definitely is not a shortage of fishing locations in British Columbia. While many locations, such as Vancouver's urban lake fisheries, are quite easy to find, others require a bit more research and exploration. This section is intended for guiding you to new fishing locations in British Columbia. In this guide, you will find information on some of the more commonly used fishing spots and we hope that you can explore further to more remote locations after becoming familiar with these areas.

British Columbia's fishery management is divided into eight regions. This reference is used when discussing fishing regulations, as well as where a particular fishing spot is. For example, Capilano River is located in Region Two (Lower Mainland), while Thompson River is located in Region Three (Thompson-Nicola). Below is a list of these eight regions and their corresponding areas on the map. Please select the area that you are interested in and continue to specific fishing locations in that area on the following page.

Thompson-Nicola Vancouver Island Lower Mainland Okanagan
Region One: Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands
Region Two: Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
Region Three: Thompson-Nicola
Region Four: Kootenay
Region Five: Cariboo
Region Six: Skeena
Region Seven: Omineca-Peace
Region Eight: Okanagan

This section does not necessarily lead you to the "hot spot", but it provides a general guide on the fishing season, fish species, fishing regulations of a particular fishing location that you are interested in. The best way to find out more about it, is by taking this information and exploring it in person. After several trips, you will become much more familiar with it.