British Columbia has some of the best and diverse fishing in all of the world. BC's coast is home to the Pacific Ocean which offers very diverse fishing regions. To fish this you will need a tidal fishing license with the appropriate stamps. Some
popular game fish are the five pacific salmon (Chinook, Coho, Chum, Pink and Sockeye), Lingcod, Halibut and Tuna. Trolling with downriggers is the most popular way of fishing;There is also many opportunities to fish for crabs and prawns with traps on the ocean
floor. BC is home to thousands of lakes with 10,052,684 fish being stocked in 778 lakes and climbing every year. Popular game fish in BC lakes are: Rainbow trout, Cutthroat trout, Brook trout, Lake trout, Bull trout, Burbot, Artic Char, Dolly Varden,
Kokanee, and Bass. There are many methods of fishing although fly fishing and trolling seem to be the most popular. BC's rivers are the passage ways for Salmon to come from the ocean and spawn to. All five pacific salmon can be caught in river systems as well
as steelhead being another popular fish. River fishing is much different as you don't use a boat. On smaller systems you put on your hipwaders and hike up and down rivers trying to catch fish. Fly fishing can be very productive on rivers.