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Located approximately 40 km. (25 mi.) northeast of the town of Princeton.
From Princeton travel east on the Crowsnest Hwy. #3 for a very short
distance and then turn north (left) on the secondary road leading
to the town of Summerland.
Stay on this road (it followes Hayes Creek) until you get to Chain
Lake which will be on your right. By staying on this road past Chain
you will travel past Link, Osprey and Thirsk Lakes and eventually
end up in the town of Summerland.
An 18 vehicle, semi-open BCFS campsite with cartop boat launching
can be found at the lake.
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Report: Chain is a very popular lake which provides a
great Rainbow fishery for trout in the 1 to 2 lb. range. It is stocked
annually with 15,000 Pennask Rainbows and supports a good population
of Gammarus Shrimp. Anything works in Chain, these fish aren't picky. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
Lake - Link Lake, 19 ha. (47 ac.) in size is found
a few kilometers to the east of Chain on the same road. Another
high use lake, however, it is stocked every year with 10,000 Pennask
Rainbow and provides an excellent fishery for trout up to 2 lbs.
Link has a small BCFS campsite with cartop boat launch.
Lake - Osprey Lake lies near the east end of Link.
37 ha. (91 ac.) in size, and lying at an elevation of 1100 m.
(3608 ft.), Osprey supports a good Rainbow fishery with trout
in the 1-2 lb. range. 10,000 Pennask Rainbows were put into Osprey
in 1993. A 5 vehicle semi-open BCFS campsite can be found at the
Lake - Heading east toward the town of Summerland will
bring you to Thirsk Lake. 60 ha. (148 ac.) in size, it provides
the fisherman with a fishery for smaller Rainbows. With easy access
from the town of Summerland, and a 15 vehicle treed BCFS campsite,
Thirsk is often used as a base camp from which you can explore
this great fishing area.
Teepee Lakes - Teepee Lakes, a group of 3 small lakes
(Friday, Saturday and Sunday) can be found by turning off the
Summers Creek Road near Link and Osprey Lakes and heading north
on a private road (reservations may be necessary). Friday Lake
has a resort with housekeeping cabins and boats. Saturday and
Sunday are hike in lakes accessed from Friday. Both Friday and
Sunday have been stocked with Pennask/Beaver Rainbows. All three
are considered excellent fly fishing lakes providing fine, secluded
Rainbow fisheries for medium sized trout and some large ones reaching
up to 5 lbs.
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.