FN0941-RECREATIONAL – Finfish Fishing Boundary Change – Area 25 – Muchalat Inlet/Matchlee Bay – Effective Immediately until October 15, 2022

Effective immediately until 23:59 October 15, 2022, the recreational finfish fishing area within Subarea 25-1 will be changed to the following:


That portion of Subarea 25-1 located easterly of a line drawn from a point located at 49 ° 40.264’N  126 ° 10.955’W near McCurdy Creek across Muchalat Inlet to the light on Victor Island then to a point located at 49 ° 39.496’N 126 ° 08.581’W; and south westerly of a line drawn from the Vancouver Island shoreline located at 49 ° 40.790’N 126 ° 07.232’W then southerly to a point located at 49 ° 40.620’N 126 ° 07.087’W then easterly to a point located on the opposite side of the Gold River located at 49 ° 40.694’N 126 ° 06.377’W; and southerly of a line drawn from a point at 49 ° 36.971’N 126 ° 03.560’W to a point located north of Matchlee Creek at 49 ° 37.129’N 126 ° 03.006’W.

Variation Order #: 2022-RCT-359



Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters of British Columbia.


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

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped Chinook and Coho salmon. Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment.  Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program toll free at (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

https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm or by using Google search key words “Recfish Licence.”