British Columbia Fishing Information
Freshwater Licensing Requirements for fishing in British Columbia:
If you are 16 years or older, you must have a valid basic license to sport fish you must purchase appropriate supplementary licenses and stamps you must carry your license while sport fishing and, if asked; produce it for inspection by a BC Conservation Officer, Fishery Officer, RCMP constable, or a Park ranger in a park., basic and supplementary licenses and stamps are not valid in National Parks.
If you are under 16 and a resident of British Columbia:
you may sport fish without any license or stamp
you do not need to be accompanied by a license holder
you are entitled to your own quota of fish.
If you are under 16 and a non-resident of British Columbia:
you do not require any license or stamp to sport fish, but you must be accompanied by a person (resident or non-resident) who has the appropriate licenses and stamps any fish you keep, must be counted as part of the catch and possession of your accompanying license holder. If you want to catch and keep your own quota of fish, you may buy a license and any necessary stamps.
Note: BC fishing requires different licenses for each of: Saltwater, Freshwater and Parks.
Most licenses are now available Online and not sold in stores anymore.
Coquitlam Fishing Spots and surrounding area:
Burrard Inlet (Port Moody)
Cypress Lake (Port Moody)
British Columbia: Vancouver to Whistler Fishing Spots:
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT FISHING REGULATIONS CHANGE FREQUENTLY.
You are responsible for knowing quotas and regulations.
PLEASE CONSULT FISHING LICENCE VENDORS OR CHECK THE DFO WEBSITE AT
|ASHLU RIVER||Off Hwy 99, north of Squamish on gravel logging road. Steelhead Jan-May and coho in Fall below falls; rainbow trout and Dolly Varden (resident) above and below falls. Quotas: Coho daily quota is 2 (none over 35cm), chinook daily quota is 2(none over 50 cm), chum daily quota is 2, pink daily quota is 2. Bait ban Dec 1-Sept 30|
|SQUMAISH RIVER||Off Hwy @ Squamish, 2wd. Dolly Varden all year, coho Oct-Nov, springs Jul-Aug, and stocked steelhead. Bait ban Dec 1-Sept 30, quotas are same as Ashlu River|
|MAMQUAM RIVER||Hwy 99 @ Squamish. Dolly Varden & cutthroat trout in fall, coho Oct-Nov, and stocked steelhead Mar-May. Bait ban Dec 1- Sept 30. Quotas same as Ashlu|
|STAWAMUS RIVER||Hwy 99. Steelhead Apr-May, cutthroat trout resident, coho all year, Dolly Varden. Bait ban Dec 1-Sept 30|
|ELAHO RIVER||Off Hwy 99, north of Squamish on gravel road. Steelhead Mar-May, Dolly Varden and rainbow trout residents. Bait ban Dec 1-Sept 30|
|CHEAKAMUS RIVER||Along Hwy 99. Rainbow trout & Dolly Varden residents, steelhead Mar-May, springs in summer, & coho Oct-Nov. Bait ban Dec 1- Sept 30. Quotas same as Ashlu|
|GREEN RIVER||Off Hwy 99, south of Pemberton. Access via Nairn Falls Provincial Park. Small rainbow trout & Dolly Varden. Spring to fall|
|LILLOOET RIVER||Northwest from Pemberton, off Pemb. Valley Rd. This channel starts at the southern end of Lillooet Lake, defined by a point of land on the west side and by a sign immediately across the channel, by eastern logging road. Steelhead from May to March, Dolly Varden are residents, Coho (Fall) & Spring (spring) Coho quota=2 (none over 35cm) Sept 1 - March 31|
|BIRKENHEAD RIVER||Off Birkenhead Rd, north of Pemberton, south of Birken. Stocked with steelhead, residents are Dolly Varden & rainbow trout. Winter for steelhead|
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