Region 1: Cowichan River – Coho Salmon Angling Opportunities Effective November 8, 2019


Effective 00:01 hours November 8, 2019 to 23:59 hours December 31, 2019, the daily limit for Coho Salmon is one (1) per day, in the following portion of the Cowichan River:


-from 66 Mile Trestle downstream to the white triangle boundary sign located in Sandy Pool Regional Park.

As per FN1130, all other salmon species remain non-retention.



Please be reminded the minimum size for Coho is 25 cm in non-tidal waters.


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

Anglers are further reminded that intentionally (willfully) foul-hooking fish or attempting to foul hook fish is illegal and that non-compliance may result in closure. (Foul hook is defined as: hooking a fish in any part of its body other than the mouth).

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.

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 1-800-465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 1-866-431-FISH (3474).

Variation Order: 2019-RFQ-0612B

For more information:

Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at