SOCKEYE IS OPEN ...
So much for a nice quiet peaceful river ....Effective 00:01 hrs Thursday August 3, you may retain two (2) sockeye per day
in that portion of the Fraser River from the CPR Bridge at Mission, BC upstream
to Alexandra Bridge.
Anglers are reminded that fishing is allowed during daylight hours only from
one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Check your local newspaper
for these times.
Landstrom Bar Closure - The area described below remains closed until October
Those waters of the Fraser River inside a line beginning at a fishing boundary
sign on the eastern end of Landstrom Bar, then to a fishing boundary sign on
the opposite bank, then to a fishing boundary sign on the southern end of Croft
Island, then westerly to a fishing boundary sign on the nearest bank of the
river, then following the river bank to the beginning point.
Variation Order No. 2006-374.
Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal
waters of British Columbia. This includes all species of fish in the Fraser
Anglers are requested to release any hatchery marked sockeye. These fish are
hatchery raised sockeye and part of a recovery program designed to increase the
numbers of Cultus Lake sockeye.
The term "hatchery marked" means a fish that has a healed scar in place of the
Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the voluntary Salmon Sport Head
Recovery program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped
chinook and coho salmon. Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical
information for coast-wide stock assessment. Contact the Salmon Sport Head
Recovery Program at (866) 483-9994 for further information.
Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation? If so, please call
the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line
at (800) 465-4336.
For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 1-(866)
431-FISH, or 604-666-2828 in the Lower Mainland.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please call DFO Annacis Island at 604-666-8266.
Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0615
Sent August 2, 2006 at 1519