Clearwater Trout Hatchery
Would you like to fish in the Clearwater area?
The Clearwater Trout Hatchery was originally built in 1985 for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to rear salmon for release in the North Thompson drainage. In 1997, the Province purchased the facility and refitted it for trout and kokanee production.
The hatchery stocks fish into approximately 330 lakes annually, in all regions except Vancouver Island. Most fish stocking occurs in Interior and Northern lakes in BC. Over 3 million fish are released each year including several strains of rainbow trout, brook trout, and kokanee. The Clearwater Trout Hatchery is the only FFSBC hatchery that stocks kokanee salmon in British Columbia.
Visitors are welcome to view the hatchery via a self-guided tour that includes access to a number of rearing containers that have live fish in them. Hatchery staff will be available to answer any questions during the self-guided tour.