Fishing at Tobiano


You can’t talk about things to do in Kamloops without talking fishing. Kamloops is well known for it’s fishing lakes… and famous for the Kamloops Trout. Revered for its physical strength and inherent fighting character, the Kamloops Trout draws anglers from all over the world.

Kamloops Lake is acclaimed for its large Kamloops Trout and is home to Rainbow, Kokanee and Dolly Varden ( Kamloops Lake is easily accessible from Bruker Marina within the Tobiano housing development.

We are fortunate at Tobiano to have immediate access to not only Kamloops Lake, but two smaller trout fishing lakes within a few short kilometers.

Pat Lake, also known as Six Mile Lake is 3 km from the entrance to the resort. The lake is stocked with 4500, Rainbow Trout (yearlings) annually according to the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s Stocking Report The daily quota is 2 fish. Morgan Lake, just beyond Pat Lake, is a long and narrow, catch-and-release only lake. Shoreline fishing is possible on both sides. Morgan Lake is also stocked. It is not unusual to find 10 pound Rainbows! Ice fishing is not permitted on either lake.

GofishBC writes a great article on the different techniques for fishing at the various times of year, from ice-off until late fall. provide an excellent account of the trout fishing opportunities in the Kamloops region. The following article suggests that both Morgan Lake and Pat (Six Mile) Lake can produce well at ice-off.

Here is a story published by Big Fish Small Hook documenting his observations, method and success with some early season fishing on Six Mile Lake.

If you are a newcomer to the area, or to fishing, you can borrow a rod and/or tackle set from Tourism Kamloops… for free!

For guided tours, contact Pat Porada of Journeys Fly Fishing at 1.250.459.2435 or email Pat is an experienced guide with a lifetime of fishing the South Caribou / Kamloops region. His day trips include transportation, gear, boats, instruction, snacks, and lunch on full day trips.

Happy fishing! Come by the Tobiano Presentation Centre for a visit and a hot chocolate after bringing in your catch.