Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)
Nimpo Lake offers anglers many bonuses in addition to potentially landing a much-sought fighting rainbow trout.
Floatplane operators and local fisherman provide shuttle service to more than two-dozen wilderness lakes and rivers; local resorts feature guided fishing packages; and rental boats/motors and fishing gear are readily available. Nimpo Lake hosted the Commonwealth Fly-Fishing Championships on Dean River in 1993.
Nearby Charlotte Lake is 26km/15mi southwest of Nimpo Lake and offers great fishing for rainbow trout up to 4kg/9lb. Enjoy the accompanying view of the Coast Mountain Range and Atnarko River winding its way to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and the Bella Coola Valley. Fish for chinook, coho, and pink salmon in the park and along the Atnarko and Bella Coola Rivers. The park’s lakes also abound with Dolly Varden, cutthroat trout, and rainbow trout. Cast a line for cutthroat while canoeing the Turner Lake chain.