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From the city of Kamloops
travel west on Hwy. #1 (Trans Canada Hwy.) for 11.4 km. (7.1 mi.).
Turn south onto the Coquihalla Hwy. (Hwy. #5). Take the Helmer
exit off Hwy. #5 and turn west (right) and travel a short distance
to the lake. Contact Merritt Forest District Office for Helmer
exit closure dates. If Helmer exit is closed, you can get to the
lake by taking Exit 336 off Hwy. #5. Head west (turn right as
if heading toward the town of Logan
Lake) a short distance and then turn south (left) onto the
road leading to Surrey, Sussex and Helmer Lake.
An excellent lake for the youngsters, or fly fishermen who want
to practice their presentation techniques. Helmer is blessed with
large shoal areas of good depth, great spawning habitat, and high
food sources. Action can be fast and furious for small Rainbows
up to 1 lb. Efforts are usually concentrated east of the island
where it goes from shallows to a 10 meter depth.
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Lakes Be sure to visit
Lake - Sussex Lake, with a surface area of 25 ha.
(62 ac.) can be found just north of Helmer
Lake on the road to La le Jeune. Sussex provides a Rainbow
fishery with trout in the 1 lb. class. Fishing is consistent
throughout the summer months. Located at the lake is a small
3 vehicle BCFS campsite with cartop boat launch. Surrey Lake,
a couple of kilometers north of Sussex, is 55 ha. (136 ac.)
in size and lies at an elevation of 1395 m. (4576 ft.). A resort
offering cabins and boats can be found on the lake. Like Sussex
Lake, Surrey is a consistent performer throughout the open water
season, with Rainbows in the 1 lb. range. Frogmoore Lakes, can
be found by travelling a few kilometers east from Surrey on
a very rough road. A 4x4 may be necessary. Frogmoore contains
large quantities of small Rainbows and the action can be very
fast when the lake is on. Large Rainbows up to 5 lbs., although
rare, have also been caught.
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.