Fishing in the Lower North Thompson Valley

Bring your lucky hat and your gear and get ready to experience great year-round fishing Lower North Thompson style. Salmon runs, peaceful glass-like lakes and wild rides down the rapids, it’s all here in the Lower North Thompson Valley.

There are over 100 lakes in the area with Rainbow trout, Kokanee and Coho salmon, Kamloops trout, whitefish, white sturgeon and some steelhead. Once you’ve fished in the Lower North Thompson Valley you’ll be back for more.

Fishing Lodges and Resorts

For those who want a remote fishing experience, there’s Caverhill Fly Fishing Lodge with the only access being by boat or float planes. Here you’ll find over fifteen lakes brimming with wild rainbow trout. Nearby is Johnson Lake Resort where families have made warm summer memories for over 60 years.

Fishing on the lake

Get Intimate with Nature

Should you prefer to commune up close with nature when you go fishing, there is a Forest Recreation Site with pit toilets and picnic tables at Windy Lake, just outside the southeast corner of Bonaparte Provincial Park. Grab your tent and enjoy a nice meal of rainbow trout cooked over your campfire after a day on the lake.

Fishing Licenses

Fishing licenses can be purchased on-line, at Service BC at various retail outlets throughout the region. Visit Fishing BC for more information.

Boating Safety

Boaters need to be alert to the boating restrictions in some lakes and a Pleasure Craft Operator Card boating license (PCOC) is required if you are operating a motorized boat in Canada. A PCOC proves that you have acquired the knowledge to operate a motorized boat on Canada’s waterways safely.

How to Obtain Your PCOC

Boaters can get their Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) by successfully passing a Transport Canada Accredited, multiple-choice exam.