Fishing & Boating

Leanne Kenzie

If you feel best with rod and reel in hand, the South Cariboo features some of BC's best fresh-water sport fishing. With hundreds of lakes in any compass direction in the South Cariboo, anglers, trollers, and fly-fishers will find something to satisfy all their tastes. No exaggerated fish-tales are needed in this region! Many lakes are regularly stocked with most native varieties to ensure a good catch.

The South Cariboo is a preferred destination for many freshwater anglers. There are over 3000 lakes to choose from, and each can provide a unique fishing experience whether you like to belly boat, rowing about. Rainbow, lake, and brook trout all swim in South Cariboo waters, as well as kokanee, char, and burbot.

Probably the best-known fishing area is along “the Fishing Hwy” (Hwy 24), but great fishing experiences can be found throughout the area. Some lakes are remote, and some are right outside your cabin’s doorstep. Most lakeside resorts and waterfront B&Bs have fishing equipment and boat rentals. Our lakes are best visited by canoe or kayak, but many larger lakes, such as Canim and Lac La Hache are perfect for your personal watercraft or power boat. Remember to bring your swimsuit, since you will no doubt wish to take a dip.

Of course, during the winter, you can always join us ice-fishing or skating on a local pond!