Fishing

kid-fishing-dinosaur-lakeFish from the shores of the Peace River or cast a line at Cameron, Dinosaur or Williston lakes. The fishing in our area is excellent, with lakes and rivers full of Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, White Fish, Lake Trout, Dolly Varden and Northern Pike.

Fishing Hot Spots

Dinosaur Lake

Dinosaur Lake is a 6 km drive south of Hudson’s Hope. This Lake was created by the Peace Canyon Dam. There is a boat launch available, and there is no boat size restriction. A variety of fish can be found in Dinosaur Lake including Bull Trout, Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, Burbot, Lake Trout, Mountain White Fish and Lake White Fish.April 2011 Fishing at Dinosaur Lk (2), by Tom RobertsFishing Derby (37) dinosaur lake

Williston Lake

Williston Lake is formed behind the WAC Bennett Dam. There is a boat launch available across the WAC Bennett Dam at Elizabeth Creek and down Twelve Mile Road in the Bulter Ridge Provincial Park. A variety of fish can be found in Williston Lake Reservoir including Bull Trout, Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, Lake Trout, Mountain White Fish and Lake White Fish.

Peace River

Fishing on the Peace River begins below the Peace Canyon Dam. There is a boat launch located just before the Lynx Creek Bridge on your right hand side when you are heading north on Hwy 29. Try your luck at fishing for Northern Pike, Walleye, Bull Trout, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Mountain Whitefish, Lake Whitefish, Arctic Grayling and Burbot.

Carbon Lake

carbon 2013 2Carbon Lake is located across the WAC Bennett Dam. To get to the lake you have to cross the Dam Crest, take the main road, the West Utah. At about 6.5 km along, the road becomes the Table Road. Continue on Table Road until you come to a “T” in the road, at Johnson Creek Road. Turn right and follow the road for 20 km. You will find two trails to the right leading down towards the lake. The one on the right gets a little rough and will take you down to the lake, where there is a small dock. The one on the left will take you into the campground, and also to the lake. There is a forestry campground on the lake which is not maintained. Motor boats are allowed with a maximum of a 10hp engine restriction. Some of the most common fish found in this area are Rainbow Trout, Boat Trout (Dolly), and Lake Trout.


Cameron Lake

Cameron Lake is situated 15 kms south of Hudson’s Hope and 25 km north of Chetwynd. No motorized boats are allowed. Some of the most common fish found in this lake are Walleye, Bull Trout, Lake White Fish, Rainbow Trout, and Arctic Grayling.

Moberly Lake

Moberly Lake is roughly 28 km south of Hudson’s Hope and 12 km north of Chetwynd. Moberly has boat rentals, boat launches, and a Marina. Moberly Lake has a great Provincial Park to have fun in the water, and relax in the sun. Some fish found in Moberly Lake are Northern Pike, Bull Trout, Lake Trout, Burbot, Mountain Whitefish, Lake Whitefish, and Arctic Grayling.

Fishing Licences

For more information on fishing licences and regulations visit:

You can now purchase a fishing license online by visiting the Ministry of Environment website.

You can also purchase Fishing Licenses in Hudson’s Hope at the District Office, Marg’s Mini Mart and Fas Gas.