Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)
Fish from the shore or in waist deep cold mountain waters for bull trout, rainbow trout, Arctic grayling, and other species.
In the lakes and rivers near Fort Nelson, practice catch and release, or grill and savour the day's catch. There are a number of guided fishing tours available in the Fort Nelson area.
Easy access makes the man-made Borrow Pits a great place for fishing along the Alaska Highway south of Fort Nelson. The Borrow Pits are marked by blue fish-shaped signs along the highway. The 11 pits, stocked with rainbow trout, are located between Mile 233/Km 375 and Mile 300/Km 483.
Andy Bailey Lake
Cast a line into Andy Bailey Lake, in Andy Bailey Regional Park, and fight to haul in a northern pike. Motorized boats are not permitted on Andy Bailey Lake. Fish for trout at Beaver Lake. Not only is this small lake stocked with trout, there are also opportunities to observe birds such as goldeneye ducks swimming on the surface.