Fish Clearwater and area

Fish Clearwater and area.

Calling all anglers – come fish Clearwater and area. Clearwater BC is a great destination for a holiday/fishing trip year round, but particularly in the autumn. More than 50 lakes are within an hours drive of town, with great fishing for rainbow trout, brook trout and kokanee. There are a number of easily accessible small lakes in Wells Gray Park and surrounding area. Dutch Lake, located right in the town of Clearwater is home to rainbows and kokanee. Fish the Clearwater and North Thompson rivers. The North Thompson hosts more than a dozen species of game fish, including various salmon in season.

Enjoy a first class breakfast in our B&B, then hop on out to one of the nearby lakes or streams, fish to your hearts content then come back, enjoy supper at one of the great local restaurants  and relax in your spacious suite.

What gear do you need? You can fly fish Clearwater and area or you can use spinning gear. On some of the larger lakes you can troll for bigger fish. Want to know where to go? Check with your local host, hire a guide or check out the map at the Clearwater Hatchery.

A valid BC angler’s licence is required for those 16 and older. A license can be obtained at numerous local retailers or purchased online. All anglers are encouraged to be current on and follow BC Fishing Regulations (copies available online or where you purchase your licence).

A Recent Trip

My wife and I were out one hot day earlier in August at one of the small local lakes located about a 40 minute drive away. On the drive we saw plenty of wildlife including a young mule deer buck, four black bears, a pair of yearling bull moose and plenty of small game and birds. There was only one other boat at the lake.

We fished for several hours during the heat of the day (far from an ideal fishing time) and landed 20 rainbow and brook trout, keeping two fat rainbows for supper. We were spin casting but plenty of fish were feeding at the surface so I am sure a fly fisherman would have a lot of action. For every fish we landed we lost 2 or 3.  A few minutes to load up, a short drive and back home for supper. A great way to spend the day.

Teach Your Kids to Fish

The Clearwater Trout Hatchery, located right in town has a community  stocked trout pond. There is even equipment on site to borrow. The fishing is catch and release, but it is free (and children under 16 don’t need a licence). It is a fun place to watch the fish with good odds of catching them as well.

Valley Hideaway Guest House

Make us your first choice for accommodation in Clearwater BC. We are ideally located for visitors to Wells Gray Provincial Park or travellers between Vancouver and Edmonton.

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Plan on spending a couple of days at least in the area. There is lots to do and plenty to see in addition to the first class fishing.  Valley Hideaway Guest House is open year round to meet your Clearwater and area accommodation needs.

Winter, Summer, Spring and Fall .. it takes all year to do it all … in Clearwater


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Rainy Day – Things to do


Spring is on the way and with it comes rainy days. A rainy day, we all have them. You have been hiking all day or just travelling and the rain starts. Maybe you have enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and the rain starts before you head out. What are you going to do?

Rainy day, puddles

At Valley Hideaway Guest House we have plenty to keep our guests entertained.

Kick back in the living room and enjoy a real fire in our wood burning fireplace.

Find something to watch. We have a variety of movies on VHS, DVD and Blue Ray. There is Apple TV hooked up to the internet and Netflix. We have basic cable television. Pop some popcorn and relax.

A cupboard full of board games can keep you amused for hours. Have a family tournament or find out how competitive your friend/partner really is.


Don’t mind the rain? Then sit outside under the tall Douglas Firs and enjoy an outdoor fire in the backyard firepit.

Consider going for a white water rafting excursion, after all you are going to get wet anyway. There are three outdoor rafting outfitters in town all with excellent reputations.

Take the hike into Moul Falls. Moul has a feature you don’t often find, you can hike in and stand under it. Why not? You’re wet now anyway.

Grab a fishing licence and take a cast or two. Fish often love the rain. Try your luck for rainbows and kokanee at Dutch Lake. The local rivers are home to more than a dozen species of game fish. There are more than 50 fishable lakes with trout within an hours drive.

Go for a walk in the rain. Let your inner child out to play for a while and splash in some puddles. Watch the clouds change shape and colour as they move over the mountains, the view can change from moment to moment (as can the weather).

Check out the North Thompson Aboriginal Centre, located in the flats of Clearwater.  Visit some of the local shops.

Don’t let a little liquid sunshine ruin your day. Stay inside or head outside, but take charge and enjoy yourself. It’s your holiday, don’t let a little inclement weather ruin it.

Rainy Day, release your inner child, puddle jump

Book your stay at Valley Hideaway Guest House. Open year round … rain or shine.

Winter, spring, summer, fall … it takes all year to do it all … in Clearwater

Valley Hideaway Guesthouse is a non smoking property

No Smoking inside the guest house or on the premises