Happy Canada Day ! Starting today, you can keep a chinook you catch. This regulation applies to the east side of our fishing range, towards the mountains, and is very suitable for a day trip.
In more detail , this is additional opportunity to the regulations previously announced, starting chinook retention two weeks earlier than the July 15 date for the wider area . There are two parts within our general fishing area , one is Bute Inlet and one is a U shape of Ramsay Arm through into Toba Inlet . You are allowed one chinook per day , of a maximum size of 80 cm if wild , and no maximum size limit if hatchery marked . Possession limit is two day's catch .
The reason for chinook catch restrictions in general is to protect weak runs that migrate early in the season and travel far up the Fraser River . These areas where we can now keep a chinook are
shown to be off of the travel route of those stocks of concern . The fish that you will be fishing for are abundant .
Have a great day fishing , see the beautiful marine back-country , and bring back a delicious chinook salmon .