Rolley Lake is a nice lake located inside Rolley Lake Provincial Park. It is located very close to the city and has a popular campsite on it, because of this it gets very busy and is fished heavily. If possible it's best to be visited during the week
to avoid crowds. Shore fishing is available in some spots around the trail circling around the lake and on the beach by the parking lot but these spots are usually very busy so a float tube is best. This lake is stocked with catchable size Rainbow Trout
and is managed as a catch and keep lake. Besides Rainbows, there are a few species of sportfish found in this lake including Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, Kokanee, and brown Bullhead. For gear fisherman, basic bait fishing works good so its a good
lake to teach the kids on especially since its so close to the city. For fly-fishing, Wolly Buggers work great in either a black or olive pattern, and dry flies like Tom Thumbs or mosquitos also work great when the fish are rising. Note: there is a power boat
restriction on this lake and all motors even electric are not allowed, so its best to bring a float tube or row boat to get to the good spots.
How to get there
Rolley Lake is
located northwest of Mission in Rolley Lake Provincial Park. To get here the best way is to find your way to Lougheed and head towards Mission. From Lougheed turn onto 287th Street heading north. Follow this until you reach Dewdney Trunk road and turn right
heading east. From here there are signs guideing you the rest of the way.