Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)
Fort St. John's network of lakes and rivers, ideal for various types of boating, also provide world-class fishing.
Fish species such as rainbow trout, Arctic grayling, bull trout, northern pike and walleye are plentiful, but still provide a challenge for even the most experienced anglers. Local operators offering guided excursions, and developed facilities surrounding local lakes make fishing in Fort St. John an excellent outdoor activity option for visiting families.
Charlie Lake, approximately 8-13km/5-8mi north of Fort St. John, has well-developed facilities that make it a convenient family fishing destination near town. Battle with a northern pike, also referred to as jackfish, or engage in tug-of-war with feisty walleye. Charlie Lake is one of the few natural walleye lakes in British Columbia where anglers can catch and keep a walleye. Charlie Lake boat launches are located at Beatton Provincial Park, Charlie Lake Provincial Park, Rotary RV Park, and Lake Point Golf Course.