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Fresh Water Fishing

River Fishing Guides

Fresh Water Fishing

River Fishing in Bella Coola
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

Photo by Michael Wigle

The Bella Coola River System is one of the finest places to cast a line in BC.


Along with the Atnarko River & dozens of streams, Anglers can try for Cutthroat and Rainbow trout, Rocky Mountain whitefish and Dolly Varden.

It is easy wading into Thorsen Creek, scenically splendid as it meanders through a mossy forest, to fly fish for Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden.

Chinook salmon  run mid-May to mid-July, Coho salmon in September and October, Chum salmon in late July and Pink salmon in late July & August.

A Guided River Trip is a must for Avid Anglers.

Conservation Officer Service: To request contact from a local CO, call 1-877-925-7277 and select option 4 on the automated menu.

Licenses for fishing both fresh & saltwater, as well as marine charts, can be purchased at Bella Coola Eagle Lodge, Kopas Store,  & Hagensborg Mercantile Store.