Langara Fishing Adventures


201-4440 Cowley Crescent
Richmond, BC
Canada V7B 1B8

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Blackwater River

By floatplane: 25 minutes E

Description: A classic dry fly trout stream. Our trips to the Blackwater are via Tsacha Lake or Euchiniko Lake (off map) and a short hike downstream to some of the best stretches of the Blackwater. Awesome stonefly and sedge hatches provide endless dry fly action for rainbows in the 10”-18” range. With frequent sightings of eagles, moose and deer, and the occasional bear, this is the Chilcotin wilderness at its best. The historic Mackenzie Trail follows the length of the river.

Upper Dean River

By floatplane: 25 minutes S

Description: Although most famous for steelhead fishing in its lower portion nearer the Coast, the Dean River also offers excellent wild rainbow trout fishing in its upper headwaters. Best visited in the first half of our season and only when water levels are suitably high. When conditions are good, the Upper Dean, north of Anahim Lake, offers excellent dry fly fishing, very similar to the Blackwater.

Iltasyuko River

By floatplane: 25 minutes W

Description: Tributary of the Dean River in Tweedsmuir Park. From Sigutlat Lake, the Iltasyuko River and Sigutlat Creek are both accessible via wading or hiking. These picturesque stretches of gentle clear water offer non-stop dry fly action for smaller rainbows (10”-14”), and the lake waters nearby can occasionally produce larger fish. A great location for beginner to intermediate fly anglers.

Hotnarko Lake

By floatplane: 30 minutes S

Description: Crystal clear water, excellent mountain views and abundant trout make this lake a favourite for fly-outs. It is usually best fished trolling wet flies or spinners, but can occasionally offer good dry fly fishing. One of the few stocked lakes in the region — with steelhead broodstock in the mid-90’s — resulting in an abundance of large rainbows (20”-25”). Lake can get a bit choppy on windy days.

Knot Lake

By floatplane: 40 minutes S

Description: A long flight from Moose Lake, but highlighted by incredible aerial views of the Coast Mountains and Hunlen Falls — one of the tallest sheer-drop waterfalls in the world at over 1200 feet. Lake offers stunning mountain and glacial views on all sides. Best fishing is near creek mouths where glacial silt provides cover for large aggressive Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout, ranging from 2-15 pounds.

Atnarko River

By floatplane: 35 minutes SW

Description: This fly-out can also access the Bella Coola River, and is our only fly-out that might take you within sight of civilization — Highway 20 follows these rivers toward the Coast. Very good fishing for rainbow trout, as well as the occasional Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout. Trips later in the season can also feature the odd pink or coho salmon. Due to its location in Tweedsmuir Park, our access to this river is very limited.

Gatcho Lake

By floatplane: 20 minutes SW

Description: A small calm lake, about half the size of Moose Lake. Beautiful mountain views on clear days. Fishing for wild rainbow trout, not quite as abundant but usually larger than Moose Lake average — 20” rainbows are common, with occasional catches up to 25”. Offers good wet and dry fly fishing.

Squiness Lake

By floatplane: 25 minutes SW

Description: Very similar to Gatcho Lake — small and scenic, with slightly larger trout than Moose Lake.

Cow Lake

By floatplane: 10 minutes N

Description: A short flight away, quiet and picturesque Cow Lake is slightly smaller than Moose Lake and features slightly smaller fish as well. But Cow Lake is probably the only lake in the region that rivals Moose Lake for abundance, with tremendous numbers of wild rainbow trout offering consistent action.

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