Free Rod Loan

Rod Loan Program

Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation

Families or organized groups such as Scouts, Girl Guides, after school clubs, and others interested in trying their luck or introducing kids to fishing are welcome to borrow spinning rods and reels complete with a tackle box of gear!

During the summer, roaming Rod Loan locations are set up at lakes throughout the province. For a location near you please check our events calendar.

Financial support for the rod loan program is provided by the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and Rapala.

Our Rod Loan team will be at the following locations throughout the summer.

To take advantage of this program please contact the rod loan site nearest you:

Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery Visitor Centre

Address: 34345 Vye Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7P6
Phone: 604-504-4716

Vancouver Island Trout Hatchery

Address: 1080 Wharncliffe Road, Duncan, BC V9L 2K7
Phone: 250-746-5180

Kootenay Trout Hatchery Visitor Centre

Address: 4522 Fenwick Road, Fort Steele, BC V0B 1N0
Phone: 250-429-3214

Clearwater Trout Hatchery

Address: 40 East Old North Thompson Highway, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N0
Phone: 250-674-2580

Summerland Trout Hatchery Visitor Centre

Address: 13405 Lakeshore Drive South, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z1
Phone: 250-494-0491

Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce


Chilliwack Dart and Tackle

Address: 9120 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4R5
Phone: 604-793-9922

Chilliwack Visitor Information Centre


Kamloops Visitor Centre

Address: 1290 West Trans Canada Highway, Kamloops, BC V2C 6R3
Phone: 250-374-3377

Mission Visitor Centre

Address: 34033 Lougheed Highway, Mission, BC V2V 5X9
Phone: 604-826-6914

Prince George Visitor Centre

Address: Suite 101-1300 First Ave, Prince George, BC V2L 2Y3
Phone: 250-562-3700

Quesnel Visitor Centre

Address: 703 Carson Avenue, Quesnel, BC V2J 2B6
Phone: 250-992-8716

Surrey Nature Centre

Address: 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 0J2
Phone: 604-502-6065

Summerland Visitor Centre

Address: 15600 Highway 97, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z6
Phone: 250-494-2686

Tourism Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Address: 12492 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2J4
Phone: 604-460-8300

Trout Waters Fly and Tackle

Address: 101-2340 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna , BC V1X 4H8
Phone: 888-823-6633

Williams Lake Visitor Centre

NEW: Ice fishing equipment is available at this location
Address: 1660 South Broadway, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1A2
Phone: 250-392-5025

Wise-Buys Fishing Supplies

Address: 102-1740 Island Highway, Victoria, BC V9B 1H8
Phone: 250-590-6431