Saltwater, freshwater, guided or remote, Squamish is a good catch for avid anglers. With its surrounding freshwater rivers, lakes and the salty waters of the Howe Sound, Squamish has a variety of fishing areas that will get you hooked in no time.
The Mamquam, Cheakamus, Squamish and Elaho rivers run thick with four varieties of Pacific Salmon as well as Bull Trout and Cutthroat Trout.
Rainbow Trout is stocked regularly in the spring and fall at Brohm Lake and Murrin Provincial Park’s Browning Lake where you will also find a natural supply of Cutthroat Trout.
Know Before You Go:
- Respect all fish and treat them humanely
- Avoid entering the water downstream of another angler who is already fishing, unless invited to do so
- Leave adequate room between the downstream angler and yourself but do not remain stationary unless no one is following you
- After catching a fish, step out of the line and return to the head of the pool, or start of the line
- If you are not sure about the local etiquette, avoid any problems by first inquiring about the procedures from the anglers already on the water
- All rivers have a bait ban therefore live or artificially scented baits are prohibited. Lures and flies are permitted
- Rivers are all catch and release for Trout and Char
Read more about angling ethics and etiquette here.
If you're planning a Sport Fishing excursion, be sure to pick up a copy of the local fishing regulations to find out what is in season and which species are catch and release only. A fishing license is required. Tours, licenses and equipment are available locally in Squamish.