Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)
With four major salmon rivers nearby – Kispiox, Skeena, Bulkley and Suskwa – New Hazelton and the surrounding area is a prime spot for fishing.
Summer to early fall is the busy season for catching various types of salmon, while October is the time to target steelhead. Most fishing in the area is done from the banks of the rivers and while wading in the water.
The Kispiox River is especially well known throughout the province for the number and size of its fish. Tie a fly on the line, stand on the banks of the river and enjoy the scenery and curious wildlife in the area. Wave to the kayakers and rafters as they float by.
The calm lakes nearby also make good angling destinations for trout and other freshwater fish. Ice fishing is possible in the winter.