Birdwatching at Scout Island
(Picture BC photo)

Williams Lake


Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)

Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)

Want to bait, spin, fly fish, troll or ice fish? There are scores of great freshwater fishing rivers and lakes near Williams Lake.

Rainbow trout, bull trout and kokanee are the most common fish found here, with sizes ranging from 4 to 9kg/10 to 20lb.

Best Places to Fish

There are dozens of waterways found close to Williams Lake, but some of the best places to fish include Horsefly Lake/River, Quesnel Lake, Dugan Lake, Chimney Lake, Forest Lake and Fir Lake. All are less than an hour's drive from the city, and have recreation sites and put-ins for boats.

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