A fish story and a destination fishing Lodge
Corbett Lake Lodge’s “claim to fame” is its international reputation for trophy trout fishing. In fact, it has been featured in many fishing magazine articles and books as a premier North American fly fishing destination resort. The lake has controlled access, is fly fishing only, and continues to be actively managed by an annual stocking program.
Our on-going commitment to sustainable conservation
Corbett lake has been the subject of many studies and research over the years, and has the reputation of being one of the best managed lakes not only in BC but across the country. Dating back to the early 1960’s, BC Government biologists carried out water aeration experiments to reduce winter kill in the lake, and the conservation programmes they helped build and establish are now maintained by the Lodge.
The fish stocking program
Corbett lake is fed by seepage, rather than streams which normally provide spawning areas. Over the past 50 years, the lake has been stocked. Initially the Fish and Wildlife Branch stocked the lake but for the last 20 years Corbett Lake Lodge has privately managed and stocked the lake.
Did you know that….
- Our present stocking program is based on a select mix of age and size classes of Kamloops trout. Our program relies on the release of larger fish which are raised off site then released into the lake. Trout are released into the lake ranging from 2 – 8 lbs. annually. The result is a mix of age and size, resulting in excellent fishing with a variety of age classes and trophy trout in the 12 to 18 lb range.
- The quality of the fishing at Corbett Lake depends on the insect life, with sequential hatches of a variety of insects. The lodge has taken an active stance in protecting the foreshore where these insects breed, and “reading” the lake and its conditions is an intriguing, and rewarding, part of the fishing experience. To ensure quality there is an emphasis on catch and release, no gas motors are allowed, and light tackle is encouraged as the lake is fly fishing only.