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Close up of chinook salmon
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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Man releases chinook salmon
03
Jun

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

Fishing Remains Open Let’s start with the reminder that Chinook salmon fishing is still open.  And there’s some great fishing out there right now.  Yes, it’s catch and release until July 15, but there was never any fishing closure.  That seems to be a common misunderstanding. Sport Fishing For Chinook Salmon Sport fishing is what...
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Chinook salmon in net near Campbell River, BC
27
May

Conservation & Salmon Fishing in the Wake of the New Regulations

Vancouver Island fishing charters, especially those on the east coast of the island, will be faced with new practices until July 15 of this year.  While Chinook fishing remains open, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has mandated non-retention of Chinook salmon until that time. Conservation is not a new concept.  Just as it has...
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Closeup of chinook salmon face
20
May

New Chinook Salmon Fishing BC Regulations 2019

New Regulations 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...
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