Outsider Blog

Outsider Blog

10
Jun

Chinook Salmon Retention Starts July 15

Starting July 15th, we’ll be able to keep one Chinook salmon per day in Johnstone Strait and the Northern Strait of Georgia. That will run until the end of August, and then it’s two per day from August 30th to the end of the year. This will be a welcome change from the non-retention policy...
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03
Jun

Sportfishing, Catch & Release, and the New Salmon Fishing Regulations

Sportfishing “Sportfishing” is what recreational anglers do.  They fish for sport.  On its face, the concept doesn’t seem complicated.  But it’s interesting to think about what sport means in the context of fishing, and why we’re drawn to it. If you’re fishing and you’ve hit your legal limit or you’ve simply decided you already have...
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27
May

Conservation & Salmon Fishing in the Wake of the New Regulations

Conservation is not a new concept.  Just as it has in hunting, conservation has played a large role in fishing for a very long time.  It’s no longer disputable that we need to accept certain conservation measures if we want to be able to hunt and fish into the future. It should also be self-evident...
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20
May

New Chinook Salmon Fishing Regulations 2019

As you probably know, the DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) made certain changes to the regulations in 2019 regarding the number of Chinook salmon recreational anglers can keep, and when. The rules are different in various areas around Vancouver Island and along the BC coast.  In the areas we mainly fish around Campbell River...
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