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

Parkland is well-known globally by fly-fishers as a highly productive region of Canada that consistently produces an abundance of large trout. Having such a diversity of notably-sized trophy trout species that can be caught back-to-back all day long from dawn to dusk made Parkland’s trout fisheries the Canadian National Fly-Fishing Championship’s choice location for their inaugural event held in 2003, The location was chosen again for the 8th and 15th National Championships in 2010 and 2017 respectively.

Although any lake or river can be fly-fished, below is a listing of Parkland trout waters most frequented by fly-fishers:

  • Anton’s Lake northwest of Minnedosa at the junction of PTH10 and 16.
  • Corstorphine Lake northwest of Sandy Lake and Lake 400 south of Sandy Lake.
  • Patterson and Tokaryk Lakes north of Oakburn.
  • West Goose Lake & East Goose Lake in Roblin.
  • Twin, Persse and Tees Lakes north of Roblin.
  • West Blue, Two Mile, Glad, Laurie, Perch and Shilliday Lakes in Duck Mountain Provincial Park.
  • Vini, Nick and Gass Lakes in Porcupine Provincial Forest.

Detailed lake maps, driving directions, available species and other angling information on Parkland Lakes can be found at and

Known as the Fly Fishing Capital of Manitoba, Roblin hosts Manitoba’s premier still-water fly fishing competition called the Bug Chucker Cup. Held annually at the end of May, this two-day, camaraderie-style event is open to all skill levels and seeks a variety of trout species on four of Manitoba’s best trophy trout lakes.


Corstorphine Lake

Sandy Lake

Species stocked are brown and rainbow trout. Facilities include a dock and outhouse.

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East Goose Lake


East Goose Lake was one of the first aerated trout lakes in the region and has historical significance in the creation of the first-ever Canadian National Fly-Fishing Championship. Located right in the town of Roblin, this lake features very large brown trout, rainbow trout, perch and walleye. It is not uncommon to catch a 75-cm fish out of this lake. In addition to the all-female rainbows stocked province-wide by Manitoba Fisheries, this lake holds both the female and male sexes of a unique strain of rainbows found only in Roblin, coined Markosky Trout. This lake has multiple docks, picnic tables, a boat launch, and is serviced by a campground with a shower and washroom facility. » more

Glad Lake

Duck Mountain Provincial Park

Fly-fishers are recording good catches of rainbow trout from this lake. The lake accommodates camping, and has a washroom and a boat launch. Anglers are offered a great opportunity to catch pike and rainbow trout, and Glad Lake is the only lake in the Parkland which offers Arctic Char.

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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

Boggy Creek

Persse Lake is one of the three lakes that make up the Trout Triangle. This trophy trout lake offers anglers large brown trout, brook trout and perch. There are picnic tables on-site and an outhouse.

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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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Tees Lake

Boggy Creek, Duck Mountain Provincial Park

The newest addition to Parkland’s trout fisheries, Tees Lake is one of the three lakes that make up the Trout Triangle. This lake offers trophy brown trout, rainbow trout, and a limited stocking of an albino rainbow trout strain that is known to be very fast in the water. There is an outhouse on site with a grey water dump and the makings of a future campground. » more

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

Boggy Creek

Twin Lakes is Manitoba’s most productive trophy tiger trout waters, making it a provincial icon and a highly sought destination for both national and international anglers. Part of the Trout Triangle, Twin Lakes offers exclusively as catch and release, Manitoba’s largest and most aggressive exotic brook and brown trout hybrid known as the tiger trout. There are picnic tables and an outhouse on site.

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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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