fishing on the Kettle River
 Click on the image above to see a video of float fishing on the Kettle River

Click on the image above to see a video of float fishing on the Kettle River

The Kettle is a special river, providing some of the best river fishing opportunities in the region. The Kettle, West Kettle and Granby support several important fish stocks, including species at risk and native rainbow trout stock that grow larger than 50 cm.
When practicing proper catch and release, anglers need to remember to keep the fish in the water, get their photographer ready, hold the fish up for a few seconds to take a photo, then place the fish back in the water. The longer the fish is held out of the water, the more stress to the fish, and likely higher mortality, especially in high water temperature conditions. Also, anglers need to be reminded not to drag their fish up onto the shore – a bare wet hand is the best for a released fish.