The current status of the Fraser River Sockeye salmon return provides for recreational Sockeye retention opportunities in the Fraser River.
Waters: Non-tidal waters of the Fraser River from the downstream side of the CPR Bridge at Mission, BC to the Highway 1 Bridge at Hope, BC.
Effective September 9 until September 18, 2022:
- The daily limit for Sockeye salmon is two (2).
- You may not retain Chinook, Coho, Chum, or Pink salmon.
- You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.
Daily Limits: The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific salmon from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4). Individual species limits also apply.
Fishing is permitted during daylight hours only which refers to one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset). Reference to sunrise and sunset means the times for those events as calculated by the National Research Council of Canada and published daily at:
This reflects a change to the BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement. The on-line version of this guide will be updated within 24 hours of this notice, please browse:
Variation Order(s): 2022-RCT-406, 2022-RFQ-407
Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters and non-tidal waters in British Columbia.
The term “marked” means a hatchery fish that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
If you’re going fishing for salmon in non-tidal (fresh) waters, you need a Non-Tidal Angling Licence, issued by the Province of British Columbia. Visit the provincial website to buy your licence. Licences are available to B.C. residents and non-residents. Fees may vary and are listed online.