Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis
All sport fishing regulations in effect in
freshwater in British Columbia (except for salmon fishing and
fishing in National Parks) are published each spring in the
Regulations Synopsis booklet. A copy is also posted on this
web site. Anglers should become familiar with these
regulations before going fishing. Click on the
province-wide regulations first. These are in effect
regulations, definitions, and licensing
Province-wide fisheries information.pdf
turn to the Regional
Regulations in effect by clicking on one of the
province's eight regions on the map below. Also check the
tables presented with each region to see whether any Water-specific Regulations have been
adopted for the lake or stream you plan to fish.
During the year, after the synopsis booklet
has been published, a small number of important regulation
changes may have to be made on specific bodies of water to
conserve fish stocks. Please
check the list of in-season changes
posted here to see whether
the lake or stream you plan to fish has been affected.
Click on the region of interest. Please also check to
see whether any synopsis
corrections have been recorded.
In-season regulation changes: those with
changes are noted.
1-Vancouver Island -
2-Lower Mainland -
6-Skeena - Updated
Salmon Fishing and Regulations
Fishing in Parks & Ecological Reserves
Water Sport Fishing Regulations