Salmon Fishery Open Aug 7th - Sept 3

August 3, 2018

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) and that portion of the Harrison River downstream of the Highway 7 Bridge to the confluence with the Fraser River.

Dewdney and Island 22 will be opening at 5 am to accommodate the fishery.

Effective August 7 until September 3, 2018:

- The daily limit for Sockeye salmon is two (2).

- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than 50 cm.

Reminder: In Region 2, fishing for salmon is only permitted from one hour before sunrise to one after sunset each day.

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

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.

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.

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)

Anglers are advised to check http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/fresh-douce/region2-eng.html for fishing closures and other recreational fishing 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 (800) 465-4336 or the British Columbia's toll-free RAPP line (Report All Poachers and Polluterse) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager (Fraser River) - Delta (604) 666-2370