Castlegar is renowned for its freshwater fishing opportunities and the best part about angling here is you don’t even have to travel outside the city to catch lunkers. The world-famous Columbia River flows through the heart of Castlegar and winds its way to the American border at Waneta. This stretch of the river offers plenty of world-class fly fishing as rainbow trout and walleye are plentiful here. There’s also lots of lake fishing to be had such as on Arrow Lakes, which are located just north of the city. The 230-kilometre long lake system is hugely popular with boaters and anglers alike and the lower section of the lake is where local angler Denis Woodcox recently caught a world-record Kokanee salmon that weighed over 12 pounds! Whatever your preferred method of fishing, whether it’s trolling, reel fishing or fly-fishing, you’ll find amazing waters all around the Castlegar area.

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Clean Drain Dry: Protect our waters!

Keep our waterbodies pristine and free of invasive species. We ask all anglers to please CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY their boat and equipment.
Watch for mandatory watercraft inspection stations throughout the area. ALL watercraft, including non-motorized ones must stop; otherwise, you may face a fine.
For more information visit the CKISS website.