Fishing in the Lower North Thompson Valley

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

Fishing on a lake LNTV

Barriere and the Lower North Thompson is the largest fishing area in the North Thompson Valley. This is also where you’ll find the world-famous Fishing Highway, also known as Hwy. 24. Once you’ve fished here, you’ll be back for more.

Fishing on the lake

Fishing Lodges and Resorts

For those who want a more remote experience, there’s Caverhill Fly Fishing Lodge with the only access being by boat or float planes. There are over 15 lakes here, brimming with wild rainbow trout.

Fishing lodge office

You can connect to other resorts and fishing operators by clicking on the links below:

Ice Fishing

There are several resorts and operators that are open year-round. That means more time to fish! The thought of fresh caught burbot lures many an ice fishing enthusiast to Peaceful Cove Resort on Lac des Roche. Heffley Lake is stocked yearly with Kamloops rainbow trout. That’s all the more reason to get out on the ice at the Hitch N Rail Resort.  Knouff Lake Resort is open all year long and is a great place to create fishing memories at any time of year.

Many of the smaller lakes in the area are perfect for ice fishing. Please check local conditions and ice thickness before heading out on the ice.

Tackle and Fishing Gear Shop

Most of our resorts have tackle and boats for rent and for guest use. From May 1 to October 15, connect with the fine folks at Little Fort Fly and Tackle for tackle and gear and up to date information on fishing in the area. Our Visitor Information booth is also open from May to October.

Tackle is key for anglers

Get Intimate with Nature

Commune up close with nature at any one of our Forest Recreation sites or Provincial Parks. Grab your tent and enjoy a nice meal of rainbow trout cooked over your campfire after a day on the lake.