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Just wondering if anyone can clear up something for me. The other day me and a buddy went to Squamish river to see what the water conditions were like. This was at like 10pm. I noticed a few guys fishing there. I thought it was illegal to fish 1 hour past sunset. Am I not correct?

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Re: Fishing on Squamish river?

I believer you aer correct on the one hour after sunset rule. Check the regs.



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Re: Fishing on Squamish river?

Click on the home link on the top of the page here and look for fishing regs!

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The other thing I don't understand. When you get your license, the regs are sitting right there (most of the time, i know). Why would you renew your license and not pick up a copy (or 2) then. There are always new regulations every year and if you don't read the synopsis you won't know them. I always have a copy in the console of my truck and a copy in my trailer, as well as one in my fishing room.
 

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I'd be interested to see Gordie post up a quote of what he finds in the regs regarding his question. Maybe you could do that for us Gordie...?

I have leafed through the regs once more regarding this just out of curiosity, so I know what you'll find. I think in good faith you might post the results of you heeding our advice so everyone knows what the regs say about fishing once night has come.

Let us know, and...welcome to the forum.

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Hey Everyone...I don't know if I'm blind or something but I went through all the links here and I don't seem to find anything on fishing times for specific regions. I know I've been told by my more experienced fishing buddies that we are only allowed to fish 1 hour before sunrise and 1 hour after susnset, so that is what I always do. Was just suprised to see people fishing at night at Squamish, and thought I would just look it up for my own interest. Just having a problem finding anything conclusive anywhere. Is it just me or are those specific regs hard to find? Maybe I'm just tired from work all day and missed. it. I'll look further...thanks all.

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Oh...and to answer professori...I did take one of those booklets when I got my license but somehow lost it during the season. Now I know I can always go and get another one, but I figured it would just be easier to look online...and thats where I found this forum.
 

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Gordie said:
Oh...and to answer professori...I did take one of those booklets when I got my license but somehow lost it during the season. Now I know I can always go and get another one, but I figured it would just be easier to look online...and thats where I found this forum.
Gordie-It wasn't directed just at you, it is amazing the numberf of people I run into on the water who have no idea what the regs are. I forgot to mention that I have the PDF of the regs on the desktop in my computer where I can get at it as well. And for those who buy their license on-line, I guess the hard copy isn't available to them. Fishforever's links are invaluable.
 

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I just checked the Salmon Fresh Water link and the only rivers showing a "daylight fishing only" were the Fraser and Harrison in Region 2 from July 1st - Dec. 31st., but I'm pretty sure its 1 hour before sunrise till 1 hour after sunset. I'll do some more checking and see what I can find.
 

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The other thing I don't understand. When you get your license, the regs are sitting right there (most of the time, i know). Why would you renew your license and not pick up a copy (or 2) then. There are always new regulations every year and if you don't read the synopsis you won't know them. I always have a copy in the console of my truck and a copy in my trailer, as well as one in my fishing room.

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No problem professori...just explaining my situation thats all. Thanks all who are helping on this question I have. I've been digging all over the links but can't seem to find anything definite. Weird...if its too much trouble guys, don't worry about it. Its not like I'm going to actually go fishing at night anyway. Was just curious...
 

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The other thing I don't understand. When you get your license, the regs are sitting right there (most of the time, i know). Why would you renew your license and not pick up a copy (or 2) then. There are always new regulations every year and if you don't read the synopsis you won't know them. I always have a copy in the console of my truck and a copy in my trailer, as well as one in my fishing room.

What did i read this right? You have a fishing room? No way i want one! :thumbup:

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You know when I get a phone at my house, they deliver yellow and white pages but I'll be damned if I never lose or mispalce it. Perahps this is the case with the regs. Whenever you need to refer to it you wonder where you left it. I'm sure it's happened to us all and if it hasn't I'm sure you can walk on water and your birthday is on December 25th and your 2006 years old! :beerchug:



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Just got an email from DFO regarding what times you can fish.

Here are the fishing regulations for fishing in Region 2: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish/2007SFGFresh_e.pdf This is a PDF of the freshwater salmon fishing regulations - scroll down to page 8 for Region 2. As you'll see, there are a few rivers where there is a "daylight hours only" restriction, such as the Chehalis River, Chilliwack/Vedder River, Fraser River, and Harrison River. I don't see any restrictions that give hours of closures...
 

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also another good thing to do would to have the reg book memorized ;D i have all the areas and some i dont memorized ;D now just to get it all into my head LOL good luck im running out of room LOL

the daylight hours only means that your only allowed to fish one hour before and one hour after dark inbetween that you cant fish. i use this rule on every peice of water except for interior lakes cause night fishing can be awesome under the moon. and your allowed to fish. i believe the daylight thing applies to all rivers in region 2 does it not?


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