The Robson Valley provides varied fishing opportunities. Many beautiful streams and creeks feed the Fraser River from both the Cariboo and Rocky Mtn sides of the valley. There are many clear, deep pools, as well as numerous log jams that act as ideal homes for rainbow trout, Rocky Mtn whitefish and dolly varden. These fish are attracted to any number of lure or fly patterns, especially red and white.
Dolly varden are catch and release only – please be careful to revive and release them to their stream home. Salmon are off-limits in the Robson Valley. Be sure to consult the fishing regulations and get your license.
Goat River & West Twin Creek
Located between McBride and Crescent Spur, off Hwy 16, access is mostly by hiking. Rainbow, whitefish, with large dollies up to 18 pounds found in the large, deep pools.
Holmes (Beaver) River
Located 11 km east of McBride, great fishing for dollies and rainbow, especially at the falls just up from the main highway.
46 km west of McBride, just east of Crescent Spur. The east lake, which offers smaller rainbow, has a blazed footpath to a canoe launch. The west lake, another 1.5 km westward and 1.5 km off Hwy 16, has a rustic overnight campsite with tables, fire pits, a swimming dock, small boat launch (no motors please), beach and some big eastern brook trout.
Little Lost Lake
There is a 20-minute foot trail that takes the angler to this beautiful little lake, located on a bench just above the weigh scale at Tete Jaune. Some big rainbow trout have been fished out of this lake.
McKale (Blackwater) River
Access via Mountainview Road, beginning just east of McBride, on the north side of the Fraser
River. Good for dollies, rainbow and whitefish. Also, logging road access into the headwaters of the river.
Nevin (King), Holliday (Baker) Horsey & Small Creeks
All four creeks are east of McBride along Highway 16. Access to Nevin and Holliday Creeks is on foot, while Horsey Ck and Small River have logging road access off the highway. Fishing is good for dollies and rainbow. After high water, a run of larger dollies occurs.
A small lake located off the Dunster-Tete Jaune Road. A short trail and wharf provide access to the lake. Suitable for day use only.