Fun For the Whole Family
Learn to Fish programs are offered by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC typically every Tuesday throughout the summer. Kids aged 5-15 and their adults can learn all about fishing – and give it a try! Programs start start at the Lightning Lake Amphitheatre, and no registration or equipment is necessary. Parent supervision is required.
Make sure to check out our Event Calendar for any upcoming dates.
For the hardy hiker Poland Lake and Nicomen Lake offer good fishing for rainbow trout. Lightning Lakes chain also offers fishing opportunities for small rainbow trout. No motorized boats including electric motors. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Fishing is a major activity in several rivers and lakes within the park. The Similkameen, Skagit, and Sumallo rivers are popular with anglers, especially those areas that are easily accessed from the highway. Lightning and Strike lakes are also productive for rainbow trout. The Tulameen River and a number of lakes including Nicomen, Poland, Burr, and Bodie provide backcountry-fishing opportunities. Many of the lakes have been stocked over the years.
Please ensure you have read and familiarized yourself with the rules and regulations for fishing the waters in our park. You can view the regulations for the Lower Mainland Region which encompasses most areas within Manning Park. If you plan to go to other areas nearby you may need to view the Okanagan Region regulations.