Our Angling Policy at Tsylos
We at Tsylos Lodge are determined to preserve the Chilko River and are proud to call it a true sustainable fishery. In keeping with the ethos of sustainability it needs all of us to contribute to its preservation in a shared goal for the future. The Rainbow and Bull Trout of this river system (and all rivers) must be handled minimally and with the respect they deserve in a bid to preserve them for future generations to come.
These beautiful fish are a finite resource. We ask all guests to participate in helping us maintain a population of strong and healthy native trout. We promote catch and release fishing of all species on the Chilko and release the fish with the least amount of handling possible. If you land a particularly memorable fish then, with reserves our guides will only be too happy to help with a quick and hassle free photo.
Our goal is to ensure the Chilko River and Chilko Lake species:
- Remain a native species. No stocking of the system here….
- Retain or increase their quantity, health, and quality as beautiful healthy trout.
We feel strongly about the Chilko water system and started practicing and promoting catch and release fishing in 1985. The main reason, we never wanted to see “stocked trout” in the Chilko system.
The Chilko watershed is a very special spot in the world and it is up to all of us to keep it that way. We are still trying to get Chilko Lake established as a “catch and release” fishery.