Fishing in the City

Experience your own urban fishing adventure this year!

City fisheries are located in ponds and lakes in municipal and regional district parks that are managed by the provincial fisheries program, and stocked by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC).

Most city fisheries have great shore or pier fishing. Fishing opportunities are at their best during the spring and fall when the lakes are frequently stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout. The lakes are not stocked during July and August when high surface water temperatures significantly reduce fish survival.

Never fished before? Check out our Beginners Guide to Freshwater Fishing in British Columbia. If you’re a youth angler you can sign up for a Learn to Fish program!

Fishing Etiquette

  • Please don’t litter. Dispose of fishing line, unused bait, and other garbage in appropriate containers.
  • Please be considerate of your fellow anglers. Keep your voice down and don’t scare the fish!
  • Only keep fish that you plan to eat. Carefully release all other fish so that they can be caught by other anglers.
  • Please report fishing violations to the Conservation Officer 24 Hour Hotline. 1-877-952-RAPP (Report all Poachers and Polluters)
  • Don’t move fish, plants, or wildlife from one lake to another. Transplanted species can do irreparable harm to local ecosystems.
  • Please share your fishing knowledge and skills with others. Anglers are great teachers!

Vancouver Island Lakes

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Lower Mainland Lakes

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