New Docks Make Fishing Access Easier

Thanks to the installation of new fishing docks around the province, B.C. anglers will be able to enjoy easier and more frequent access to fishing. Since 2015, docks have been installed in 42 communities where fishing from docks was previously unavailable, or fishing from shore was poor.  Now everyone – from avid anglers who want to fit in a quick hour of fishing, to new anglers who don’t have access to a boat – will be able to enjoy good fishing on more lakes.

As of April 1, 2015, under a new agreement with the provincial government, the Society receives 100% of fishing licence revenue to invest in infrastructure and services to support freshwater fishing in B.C. – like new fishing docks. Improved access to popular fishing spots and stocked lakes supports the Society’s goal to reduce barriers to angling, resulting in greater participation in the sport. It also leaves a legacy for current and future anglers, and dovetails nicely with the Society’s stocking, Rod Loan, and Learn to Fish programs.


Walloper Lake fishing dock addition.

New docks have been placed over fish-attracting shoals or drop-off areas at lakes near urban centres and in regional and provincial parks throughout the province. To see if one of these new docks, or an existing dock, is located at a stocked lake near you, visit our Where to Fish map and select the Dock filter. In addition to the 50+ docks shown on the map, we've also helped install docks on lakes we don't stock such as Little Heffley, Spectrum, and Walloper.

Docks installed in 2019
Skmana Lake, near Chase
Isobel Lake, near Kamloops
Dugan Lake, near 150 Mile House
Lazy Lake, near Wasa
Susan Lake, near Golden


Isobel Lake dock. The dock is wheelchair friendly and has a disabled boat loading feature & benches.


Skmana Lake dock.

Docks installed in 2018
Higgins Lake, near 100 Mile House
Lac Le Jeune, near Kamloops
Lodgepole Lake, near Kamloops
Martin Lake, near Princeton
Walloper Lake, near Kamloops (fishing dock, safety rails, and a bench added)