Fishing in Wells Gray Park and Clearwater
Did you know that approximately 7 million fish are released in over 800 lakes across the BC Province?
Wells Gray Country has over 50 fishing lakes within an hour of Clearwater. Within Wells Gray Park, there are lakes you can drive to for fishing, while others you can access by hiking. Outside of the park there are many lakes that have free recreation campsites; in addition there are also outfitters/guides who can suggest good fishing areas for visitors and help refine your technique.
Wells Gray Country also has fishing resorts if you wish to spend your time fishing. Call the Information Centre about these; the staff are trained to ensure you find what you are looking for or suggest alternative options.
For all fishing in the area you will need a BC fishing-license, as well as an understanding of the regulations governing restrictions on where and when you are allowed to fish, on catch-and-release, and on quotas for different species. You can find this information at the visitors centre.
To learn more about fish, their life-cycle, and how they are stocked visit the Freshwater Fish Hatchery in Clearwater. They are a great resource about anything related to fishing in BC and welcome visitors. The Clearwater Trout Hatchery also has a learn to fish pond for kids as well as interactive tours!
You can rent fishing gear for free from the Clearwater Trout Hatchery, as long as it is returned in the same condition.