1 large resort is located on the north end of the lake. There are
also small, user-maintained, rustic campsites with boat launches.
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Report: When someone mentions the great fishing in the
Kamloops region, Roche Lake automatically springs to mind. It was
one of the lakes selected to host the World Fly Fishing Championship
in 1993. Famous for its fly fishing qualities, Roche is a consistent
producer of rainbows in the 2-4 lb. range. Larger trout up to 12
lbs. have been caught in this lake. Dry fly enthusiasts are treated
with a great Caddisfly hatch starting in mid June and continuing
through the first week of July. Chironomids, damsels, dragons and
mayflies along with leeches and scuds are all vey abundant in Roche.
Situated in an area with several other great trout lakes close by,
Roche is a natural choice for a fabulous fishing vacation. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
Roche has a marl bottom and a shoreline that is dense with tules
and other vegetation. Most importantly Roche has huge shoal areas
and weedbeds that extend out into the lake and then drop off to
a maximum depth of 21.3 m. (70 ft.). The lake features many bays
and also 4 islands. All in all, a superb recipe for the making of
a great fly fishing lake.
Lake - Black Lake is located off the northeast corner
of Roche. It has a surface area of 18 ha. (44.5 ac.) and supports
a good Brook trout fishery. These fish will reach 2 lbs. or better
and produces best during spring and fall. Winter ice fishing is
also good. A small BCFS campsite can be found on the lake.
Lake - Bog Lake, a small lake of 6 ha. (15 ac.) is
located 2 km. (1.3 mi.) east of Black, and is also a very good
Brook trout lake. It is reported to be an excellent producer of
large brookies in the winter ice fishing months.
Lake - Ernest Lake, located 2 km. (1.3 mi.) past Bog,
has a surface area of 25 ha. (61.8 ac.). Managed as a quality
water, fly only lake, Ernest is a consistent producer of 4 lb.
rainbows. An exciting lake that is best during the spring and
fall months. Cartop boats can be launced in all 3 lakes, however
there are no developed campsites on Bog or Ernest. Most people
use Roche Lake as their base camp. A truck should be used to get
into Black Lake and 4x4's are recommended for Bog and Ernest.
See also Bulman Lake.
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.