Golden is situated on the Columbia River which offers a vast selection of rivers and streams as its tributaries. These and the numerous unspoiled lakes offer great fishing from early spring. Golden offers fabulous fishing options for spin casting and fly-fishing from the shore or boat, and even ice fishing in the winter. Fish species range from early and late rainbow trout, small cutthroat trout in alpine lakes to char in the river and giant ling [burbot] and bull trout in the hydro reservoir.
Make sure you have a valid fishing licence. These are available online at Fresh Fisheries Society of BC website or in person at the Service BC office located at 837 Park Drive, Golden. Phone: 250-344-7550.