FN1102-RECREATIONAL – SALMON: Region 2 – Fraser River Chum – Allouette River, Chehalis River, Chilliwack River, Harrison River, Stave River, Nicomen Slough

Further to FN1097, the coast-wide returns of Chum salmon have been very poor and the current in-season estimate for the return to the Fraser River is 519,000 Chum. There is an 80% probability that the run is between 422,000 and 652,000, and it is almost certain that the return will not meet the escapement goal of 800,000.


Effective Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 00:01 hours until further notice, 2021, you may not retain Chum salmon in the following waters:

  • Allouette River
  • Chehalis River
  • Chilliwack/Vedder River
  • Harrison River
  • Stave River
  • Nicomen Slough


Variation Order:  2021-RFQ-577.


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 (www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/licences).

For More Information:

Barbara Mueller (Barbara.mueller@dfo-mpo.gc.ca)