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 FN1192-RECREATIONAL - Area 29 - Tidal Waters of the Fraser River -Tidal waters of the Fraser River (downstream edge of the CPR Bridge at Mission to the mouth).

Effective October 25 until December 31, 2018:

- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is four (1) with only one (1) greater than 62 cm.

- The daily limit for Coho salmon is two (2) hatchery marked only.  

- You may not retain Chum, Sockeye or Pink salmon.

In the tidal Fraser River, fishing for salmon is only permitted from one hour before sunrise to one after sunset each day.

FN1193-RECREATIONAL Area 29 Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10

The recreational fishery for salmon in the Fraser River mouth will open with the management measures noted below. Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 (Fraser River mouth).

Effective October 25 until December 31, 2018:

- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is two (2) with a minimum size limit of 62 cm.

- The daily limit for Chum salmon is zero (0).

- You may not retain Sockeye or Pink salmon.

- You may not retain Coho salmon, except in that portion of Subarea 29-10 that ies easterly of a line from Gower Point to the Tango 10 light Buoy, then to the northern tip of Lulu Island where you may retain two (2) hatchery coho per day.

Check out our new stock of Prime Lures here

 

Congratulations to Tyler our River photo conest winner !

Now in STOCK !

Rhys Davis Herring Aide Anchovy special 

     

UV herring aide        Glow herring aide

 

 

A nice Pender Harbour fish caught by

Tim Quan August 2018

Chris Stockdale with a nice Fraser River bound Spring Caught August 28th 2018

Jessica's First Sockeye 

Opening day Sockeye limit caught by Chris and Ron

Port Hardy halibut catch by Peter Zaoralek 

Fraser River Spring July 23, 2018

Check out the NEW COLOR Pesca spoon Postmark

  

SALTWATER FISHING REPORT
 
We are now selling Tidal water angling licences.
 
For Tide tables for Point Atkinson please go here 
 
 
Saltwater Report
October 31st, 2018
 

We are getting to the tail end of our fall Salmon fishery as most of the fish have started to head up the rivers to spawn. There are still some Coho and Chum Salmon off the mouth of the Fraser. For Chum try Purple and Pink hoochies.

Winter Chinook fishing has begun! We have had reports of early feeders from the Howe Sound area. The south end of Bowen Island, Tunstall Bay, Grace and Defense Islands are all good areas. For these feeders make sure your gear is right on bottom as this is key to your success. The bait is smaller this time of year so small spoons and anchovies are your best bet in the 100-200ft range.

 
Be sure to check out our HUGE selection of spoons from Pesca, Coyote, Silver Horde, Titan, Iron Needle and Gibbs. If you are using bait try dying your Anchovies with Procure Chartruse Brine, this can make a big difference in making sure the fish see's your presentation. 
   
 
Southern BC Inside Waters
 
Effective October 1, 2018 until further notice, the daily limit for Chinook Salmon is two (2) per day in in Areas 13 to 19, 28 and 29.
 
Exceptions:
 
Strait of Georgia: 
Note: this measure came into effect on May 7, 2018 as previously announced in FN0370 issued May 7, 2018.
 
 
Effective immediate there is no fishing for Salmon in area 29-10, 29-9and 29-7 & Subarea 29-6. 
 
This means you can still fish in the mouth out side the area that used to be called the Banaa.
 
 
  
FishingBC App
 
The FishingBC app, Apple version is available now with the Android version coming soon. It ’s free, and is already providing thousands of anglers with real-time access to regulations and other fishing-friendly features.  Anglers can find species and area specific regulations through map tools which identify their current location and species of interest. Because of how DFO has organized information to be delivered to the app, anglers now have access to virtually everything they need to know on their portable electronic devices. In addition to providing current regulatory information, the Fishing BC app has several other important features:
• It holds an electronic copy of your recreational licence and a permanent record of your catch log;
•It allows photos and entries to be shared by social media or e-mail directly from the app
IF you have an Apple iphone get the app today and in preperation for the coming season.  
 
A link to the app store here or on the icons below 
 
 
 

 To purchase your saltwater licence please go to

www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cf

to view the online Saltwater regulations please go 

HERE

 

LINGCOD- will be Closed on Oct 1st 

Effective at 00:01 hours May 1 to 23:59 hours September 30, 2018 fishing for lingcod will open in the following areas:

 

Areas: 12-1 to 12-13, 12-15 to 12-48, 13 to 19, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5.

Daily limit: one (1)

Possession limit: two (2)

Size limit: 65cm

Annual limit: ten (10)

Gear: Angling (hook and line) and spear fishing while diving.

 

Areas 28 and 29 (except of Subarea 29-5) remain closed to fishing for lingcod, this includes catch and release.

 

 

ROCKFISH - will be CLOSED on Oct 1st

ROCKFISH (Rockfish and Yelloweye Rockfish in the aggregate):

Effective at 00:01 hours May 1 to 23:59 hours September 30, 2018 fishing for rockfish will open in the following areas:

 

Areas: 12 to 19, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5

 

Daily limit: one (1)

Possession limit: two (2) 

No size limit or annual limit is in effect.

Gear: angling (hook and line) and spear fishing while diving.

 

Areas 28 and 29 (except of Subarea 29-5) remain closed to fishing for rockfish, this includes catch and release.

 

Rockfish Conservation Areas are currently in effect and are closed to all fin fishing.  

 

North Coast:

Areas: 1 to 10, 101 to 110, 130, 142

Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined - three (3), only one (1) of which may be a Quillback rockfish, a Tiger rockfish, or a China rockfish; there is zero (0) retention for Yelloweye rockfish and Bocaccio rockfish; lingcod - two (2).

Close time: November 16 to March 31 (open April 1 to November 15)

 

South Coast (Outside waters):

Areas: 11, 21 to 27, 111, 123 to 127, Subareas 12-14 and 20-1 to 20-4, and Area 121 (excluding the following portions described below): 

 

Area 121:

No person shall fish for or retain Halibut, rockfish and Lingcod in Area 121 outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.000 minutes and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes W and continues south easterly at a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327 minutes and 125 degrees 01.687 minutes W.

 

Area 121:

Closed to all finfish, year round in the waters of Swiftsure Bank, inside a line from 48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 125 degrees 06.00 minutes W, thence to 48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 124 degrees 54.20 minutes W, thence to 48 degrees 29.62 minutes N and 124 degrees 43.40 minutes W, thence following the International Boundary between Canada and the U.S. to 48 degrees 29.55 minutes N and 124 degrees 56.20 minutes W, thence in a straight line to the point of commencement.  

 

Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined - three (3), only one (1) of which may be a Quillback rockfish, a Tiger rockfish, or a China rockfish; there is zero (0) retention for both Yelloweye rockfish and Bocaccio rockfish; lingcod - two (2).

Close time: November 16 to March 31 (open April 1 to November 15)

 

 

HALIBUT - remains open as of Oct1st 

 

For 2018, the recreational fishery allocation of Halibut is 927,990 pounds.The following measures will be in effect as noted below. 


COAST-WIDE:


Open time:

Effective at 00:01 hours on April 1, 2018 fishing for halibut will be opened coast-wide until further notice.


Limits and sizes:


Effective April 1, 2018 until further notice:


-The maximum length for Halibut is 115cm. 


-The daily limit for Halibut is one (1). 


-The possession limit for Halibut is two (2), only one (1) of which may be over 83cm in length.


-The annual limit is six (6) Halibut per licence holder, as set out on the 2018/2019 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.


-All Halibut retained by the licence holder shall be immediately recorded in ink on 

the 2018/2019 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.  The area from which each Halibut is caught and its length shall immediately be recorded on the licence.

 

The exceptions to these openings are:


Areas 121:

No person shall fish for or retain Halibut, Rockfish and Lingcod in Area 121 outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.000 minutes and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes W and continues south easterly at a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327 minutes and 125 

degrees 01.687 minutes W.


Area 121:

Closed to all finfish, year round in the waters of Swiftsure Bank, inside a line from 48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 125 degrees 06.00 minutes W, thence to 48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 124 degrees 54.20 minutes W, thence to 48 degrees 29.62 minutes N and 124 degrees 43.40 minutes W, thence following the International Boundary between Canada and the U.S. to 48 degrees 29.55 minutes N and 124 degrees 56.20 minutes W, thence in a straight line to the point of commencement.  


Variation Orders: 2018-81 (Close Time) and 2018-82 (Quota)


Non-residents of Canada wishing to fish for and retain Halibut in Management Areas 121, 23 and 123 must purchase an electronic licence through a Canadian vendor.

 

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