Due to lower than expected Chum returns in the Strait of Georgia, effective 00:01 hours November 1, 2019 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2019, there is no retention of Chum in the following waters:
Nanaimo River, Puntledge and Courtenay Rivers, Qualicum River
Variation Orders: 2019-RFQ-612
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).
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).