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There is a Salmon retention tag(federal DFO), it is needed to retain ANY salmon while legally open to retention.

You may still catch and release all salmon without a tag.

However the ministry of the environment(provincial) has a steelhead tag and now a Sturgeon tag that is needed to do any fishing for those species, its a money grab with little to none of this money put back into helping these species .
 

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as Rod said, you need a tag to retain any salmon caught in freshwater. You can only keep 10 adult chinooks a year while you can keep your daily limit every day you fish of any other species of salmon that are open at that time to retain. Maybe the 10 chinook a year limit had you confused thinking it was a chinook only tag.
 

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Yeah, thanks rln that's actually what I meant. Just gave my head a shake.

Edit to question: Why is it that you have to record your catch of adult chinook only? And why a limit (i'm assuming conservation reasons?)
 

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I think the way our fishery is going downhill they should make limits on most other salmon like they have for Chinook. it might help bring the numbers back up in some small way. then again it will probably just mean more poaching :wallbash:
 

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I think the way our fishery is going downhill they should make limits on most other salmon like they have for Chinook. it might help bring the numbers back up in some small way. then again it will probably just mean more poaching :wallbash:
Poaching, all though illegal, would probably effect the river less than the open limits we have set up at this time. For those that get out a lot, and like to keep fish a lot, they probably contribute to quite a few less fish each year. What I mean is, the amount of fish poached, and kept within law, would probably not amount to as much catch kept than we have at present.
 

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That is probably true... Lots of people would probably stay within limits and only a few would poach. That is different than ALL people taking as many fish as they want within the daily limit.
 

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well if you do in fact keep 10 chinook a year, you have caught your fair share of fish! just to think that the avg spring is 10-20lbs so you've just kept 100-200lbs of fish there...and in the fall you may retain 4 salmon per day..so thats quite a bit of fish there aswell....so if a guy tags out and bonks 4 salmon every time he is out in the fall...he's really getting his share of fish.... ::)

Post might not make any sense...but that could be a whole lot of fish!

Just Remember to conserve your catch and keep only what suits your needs!
 

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You also need a conservation stamp (or tag as you say) for salmon caught in salt water and in certain tidal portions of some rivers. Fresh or salt, you have to immediately record any retained chinook on the back of the stamp. The annual limit for salty springs in most areas is 30.
 
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