Fly-FishingCast a line in 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.
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. bugchuckercup.com
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.» more
Boggy Creek, Duck Mountain Provincial Park
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.» more