Cast a line in the Parkland
A young fly-fisher enjoying the tranquil waters of the Parkland

A harsh winter in 1989-90 is partially responsible for a thriving fly-fishing movement in the Parkland. That year, many area lakes experienced winter kill, making the stocking of the affected lakes necessary. Salmonoid species—notably rainbow and brown trout—were introduced to these lakes. For catch limits and seasons, consult the Manitoba Angler’s Guide.

Fish and Lake Improvement Program for the Parkland Region (FLIPPR) is a great resource
for information about the fly-fishing lakes mentioned here. They also offer detailed driving directions. Visit the FLIPPR website at Also, be sure to consult the Manitoba Angler’s Guide for fishing regulations, catch limits and other details before heading out. Visit .

Corstorphine Lake

Sandy Lake

Species stocked are brown, rainbow and the exotic tiger trout hybrid (a brown trout and brook trout cross).

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Glad Lake - Flyfishing

Duck Mountain Provincial Park

Fly-fishers are recording good catches of rainbow trout from this lake in Duck Mountain Provincial Park. A 1.5 km (1-mile) hike from the gravel pit opposite the west side of Glad Lake takes you to Line Lake, where you can try for muskie and walleye.

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Patterson Lake - Flyfishing


This is an excellent lake for float tubers. Record brown and rainbow trout in the 75-cm (30-inch) range have provided trophy action for recent anglers. 

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Persse Lake


Located near Boggy Creek, this lake is stocked with brook trout. You’ll also want to try the Twin Lakes located nearby

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Shilliday Lake - Flyfishing

Duck Mountain Provincial Park

The exclusive domain of fly-fishers, who fish here for rainbow trout. Electric motors only. .

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Tokaryk Lake - Flyfishing


Tokaryk Lake has earned a reputation as one of the best in Canada for fly-fishing. Expect to land brown trout and some big rainbows.

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Twin Lakes - Flyfishing

Boggy Creek, Duck Mountain Provincial Park

Located near Boggy Creek, the lakes are a destination for anglers looking for the tiger trout hybrid.

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Vini Lake - Lakes & Fishing

Porcupine Provincial Forest

A 2-km (1.25-mile) hike east of North Steeprock Lake in the Porcupine Provincial Forest may reward the patient fly-fisher with a nice catch of spar and rainbow trout. Nearby Gass Lake may yield a catch of spar and brook trout.

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