Where: Columbia Avenue, 1 km northeast of Trail, BC Canada
Coordinates: 49.10272, -117.70812
When: All seasons
Access: Easy: drive right to water
Main Species: Rainbow trout
Secondary Species: Walleye
Gyro Park is a beautiful riverfront park with scenic views of the Columbia valley. It is a popular destination for family gatherings and hosts many events in the warm summer months. If offers a skate park, spray park, swimming, picnic tables and gazebo, concession, washroom, and our course great fishing.
For anglers, the Gyro boat launch is sheltered from the current and is the best launch on the river. Anglers can fish from the long 60-foot dock, but a more popular and productive spot is the rocky point of the sheltered bay. A nice run highlights a stark transition zone between the main current and the soft water, and it is a promising spot for feeding trout.
A view of the Victoria St. Bridge and Trail Memorial Centre with it’s painted murals greet the boat launch angler, as well as the Teck Trail Operations stacks. All you will see is heat rising from the stacks as stringent air and water environmental monitoring ensures clean air and water.
In cooperation with a variety of stakeholders, the Columbia rainbow trout spawning program increased the population of trout from about 1,000 fish in the 90s to more than 25,000 in 2018. Trout thrive in the cool, well oxygenated pristine waters of the Columbia, and are very well fed with the prolific insect hatches all along the river. A healthy monitored ecosystem has made this the world-class fishery residents and visitors enjoy today.
About our fishing hole sponsor
Rod Sprocket. What’s holding your rod up? The Rod Sprocket is the only shoreline fishing rod holder you will ever need. It latches on to almost anything: rocks, chair, dock, cooler, a tree or whatever else is handy. It is the perfect accessory for any angler, is available at retailers and Canadian Tire stores across Canada, and is made right here in the West Kootenay.