October 8, 2021

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 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, Janice, Charlie, Nicola, Proctor, Okanagan, Ripley and Walloper.

Docks installed in 2022
108 Mile Lake, 100 Mile House
Gardom Lake, Enderby
Loon Lake, Port Alberni
Valentine Lake, near 100 Mile House
Stump Lake, near Kamloops
Dot Lake, near Merritt
Kissinger Lake, near Lake Cowichan 
Davis Lake, Merritt
Duffy Lake, near Kamloops
Helen Lake, near Houston
One Island Lake, Dawson
Harmon Lake, Merritt
Twin Lake, near Penticton
Conkle Lake, near Osoyoos

Docks installed in 2021
Bridge Lake, Bridge Lake
Marquart Lake, Merritt
Hook Lake, Princeton
Joyce Lake, Falkland
Ripple Lake, Bridge Lake
Lizard Lake, Port Renfrew
Cobb Lake, Prince George

Hook Lake, near Princeton.

Docks installed in 2020
Irish Lake, 100 Mile House
Hathaway Lake, 100 Mile House
Phinetta Lake, Little Fort
Stake Lake, Kamloops
Nelson Lake, Prince George
Charlie Lake, Fort St. John

Irish Lake, near 100 Mile House.

Irish Lake, near 100 Mile House. 

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)