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Fishing At Knouff Lake

At Approximately 3,800 Feet Above Sea Level, Knouff Lake Offers Some of the Best Sportfishing Available Anywhere in B.C.'s Interior.

One of the most popular lakes in the area, Knouff Lake has produced an unusual number of record catches over the years. It's unique shoreline and numerous islands produce excellent natural shoals and weedbeds, Knouff offers a fishing experience that is sure to challenge the best. No matter if fly fishing, trolling, casting or ice fishing in the winter is your preferred method of fishing, you're sure to find the perfect challenge.



Quick Links toSuccessful Fishing

 Fishing Report  Fishing Tips  Catch & Release  Free Fishing  Photo Gallery

Record Fish for Kamloops District

The record fish ever caught in the Kamloops district was a 23 1/2 pound Kamloops Trout. This huge rainbow was caught of course, at Knouff Lake in July, 1932 by P.D. Harris of Kamloops. Mr. Harris caught the 36 inch long fish while on a troll.

And not only that... the record for a dry fly catch in the same area was 17 1/4 pounds... again caught at Knouff Lake!

Check out some of our recent catches that our photographer happened to spot... click on the thumbnail images to view larger picture


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  Miscellaneous Knouff Lake Fishing Facts

 Size of Lake  103 ha (254.4 ac)  Shoal  Data not available
 Mean Depth  9.8 m (32 ft)  Fish Stocked  No
 Max. Depth  24.1 m (79 ft)  Game Fish  Rainbow Trout
 Angler Usage  Moderate to High  Elevation  1149 m (3768)
 Ice Over  Early Nov to early May  T.D.S.  152 mg/liter


 The Ever Popular
Knouff Lake Special

Knouff Lake Special Fly

At times the most popular fly on the lake, and probably one of the hardest to find in local sports shops due to its popularity. You might want to have a go at tying your very own. Here are a couple sites complete with how-to instructions you might find very useful...




Please Note:

*** Knouff Lake Resort is not and can not be held responsible for details or accuracy of the following information or links. We provide this information in order to help our visitors better understand current regulations and laws. We do our best to ensure the information and links are up-to-date, but due to frequent changes of laws, information or links it is impossible to guarantee 100% accuracy. The onus is on the reader to always personally check for current information and updates as provided by Transport Canada or in the case of fishing regulations, the Government of British Columbia.

Fishing Licenses: Due to recent changes in B.C. Fishing Regulations, we are no longer able to provide fishing licences at the lodge. Please be sure to purchase your fishing e-license before you come.
You can do so at: http://www.fishing.gov.bc.ca

Quotas: It's always a good idea to check current BC Fishing regulations before you start fishing a new lake. For up-to-date information and quotas check online at: http://www.fishing.gov.bc.ca or enquire at the store.

Boat Operator's Card: Transport Canada now requires all operators of pleasure craft fitted with any type of motor and used for recreational purposes to carry proof of competency on board. This may include the following: 
    - pleasure craft operator card
    - safety course passed prior to April 1, 1999
    - other specific marine certificate
    - equivalent competency for foreign visitors
    - completed rental-boat safety checklist for that particular rental period

 Get all the details at:

Boat License:
All pleasure water craft in Canada with a motor over 10 HP requires a boat license. Licenses are free. Check out all the details and how to apply for your license at: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/debs-obs-menu-1362.htm

Safety Equipment: Transport Canada now requires safety equipment in all pleasure craft. This includes virtually all water craft, from paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, row boats, sail boats, and power boats. To determine what is required for your particular craft go to:

Here is an interesting 3rd party article by Bill Luscombe that clearly describes the excellent fishing possibilities that abound in the Knouff Lake area...



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