Saturday, 20 June 2020

Chinook fishing regulations announced

 The fishing regulations for chinook salmon for this season were announced yesterday afternoon.  Finally, you can know how this fits your plans .

 2020 Chinook fishing regulations for our area ( Area 13 , centered on Campbell River )
  •   April 1 to July 14: No retention of chinook
  • July 15 to Aug 31: 1 chinook per day, max 80 cm
  • Sept 1 to Dec 31: 2 chinook per day
(That gives clarity to most readers here, but for some of us there is yet one important part that is still not determined regarding the Tyee rowing area and the adjacent shoreline on the south side of Campbell River town.  There is a general statement from DFO indicating that some terminal areas could get particular consideration . The rational for this fits the existing local Special Management Zone perfectly , as the fish caught here are only local .  We hope that the maximum size will not apply here and that this will be confirmed soon. )  Update June 30 ,  yea ! no max limit for this fishery . 

 There is so much I could say about how excessively restrictive the new regs are. To try to put a positive spin on the regulations, I’ll say that you can be very sure that we will be fishing responsibly, and avoiding the stocks of concern. 
 Fishing has been, is, and will be, very good .  Fishing is crazy good right now . 

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