The combination of mountain-fed lakes and rivers, and the Valley’s spectacular scenery, makes this part of the world a favourite destination for fishermen.
Check out these hotspots in and around Abbotsford:
Located on Abbotsford’s northern border, it yields Steelhead and Chinook salmon and Sturgeon from July to October.
In the heart of Abbotsford, the lake is annually stocked with rainbow trout. It’s best to fish here in the spring and fall.
Abbotsford’s Sumas River contains Coho from mid-September to December, along with Dolly Varden, Cutthroat, Steelhead and Sturgeon.
The Vedder River in Chilliwack is a popular location for Coho from mid-September to December. From December to March it bears Steelhead, and from April to September you can reel in a few Whitefish.
Near Mission, the lake is packed with Cutthroat and Dolly Varden trout along with Brown Bullhead. It’s also frequently stocked with Rainbow Trout.
This Mission location offers Cutthroat, Rainbow, Kokanee and Dolly Varden trout.
Located near Harrison Mills, the creek has Steelhead from December to March. The salmon spawning area is popular for viewing in October.
Also located in Harrison, the lake yields Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout in the spring and fall. Coho salmon can also be found in the fall. Occasionally, Steelhead are caught in the winter.