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Cowichan River




Details for Cowichan River

Species in Cowichan River:

Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brown Trout, Crayfish

Other Names
Proxy City Duncan
Size (ha) 7 km
Perimeter (km)
Max Depth (m)
Road Access Paved
Hike (km)
Activities Hiking
Stocked Fish
F/W Region R-1
Water Type River
Altitude (m)
Mean Depth (m)
Water Access Shore, Boat
Boat Launch
Facilities Unknown
Angler Usage Busy
Special Notes: No fishing from wair (dam) at the Cowichan Lake's outlet to Greendail trestle, Nov 15-April 15. Fly Fishing only above CNR Trestle (mile 66) Aug 1-Nov 15. No fishing downstream of Mile 66 trestle between Aug 1-Nov 15. Speed and power restrictions apply. The Cowichan River supports two species of native trout: the rainbow and the cutthroat , and an introduced species: the brown trout . Stocked originally in the 1930's, the brown trout is surviving and reproducing quite well on its own. Most of the Cowichan's trout are now wild. Besides trout, the Cowichan also supports steelhead and three species of Pacific salmon: coho , chinook and chum.
Map of Cowichan River


Directions to Cowichan River:

Additional Info

Notes: 1. Always check the current BC Fishing regulations before you start fishing a new spot.