FN0915-RECREATIONAL – Salmon – Sockeye – Region 6 – Babine Lake – Daily limit Increased – Effective August 19, 2022

Effective August 19 at 00:01 hours to 23:59 hours September 15, 2022, the recreational daily limit is four (4) Sockeye per day in Babine Lake, not including tributaries and excluding those waters within a 400 m radius of the following tributary streams: Morrison Creek, Six Mile Creek, Pierre Creek, Pendleton Creek, Hazelwood Creek, Twain Creek, Tachek Creek, Five Mile Creek, Four Mile Creek, Sockeye Creek, Big Loon Creek, Tsezakwa Creek. Also closed east of a line from Gullwing Creek to the south shore of Babine Lake


Variation Order #: 2022-RFQ-349



Possession limits are two times the daily limits.

The term “marked” means a hatchery fish that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.


Fishers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery program by labeling and submitting heads from hatchery marked Chinook and Coho Salmon to head depots. New 2022 condition of license for Chinook and Coho head-off length equivalents support participation. The head-off measurement can be used by enforcement officers to assess compliance on size limits if you remove the head from Chinook or Coho. Recovery of microscopic coded-wire tags found inside hatchery marked Chinook and Coho heads provide critical information for coast-wide stock assessment. Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program toll free at 1-866-483-9994 for further information

Anglers are advised to check http://bcsportfishguide.ca for fishing closures and other recreational fishing information.

Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected to the internet at


or by using Google search key words “Recfish Licence.”

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation?  If so, please call the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line at (800) 465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at

1-(866)431-FISH (3474).


Darren Chow

North Coast Recreational Fisheries Coordinator

250 627-3441