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Fishery Notice

Category(s): RECREATIONAL - Salmon

Subject: FN0778-Salmon: Fraser River & Harrison Selective Salmon Fishing Opportunities - Area 29 & Region 2

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Fraser River Tidal Waters (downstream of the CPR Bridge at Mission).

- Effective immediately until further notice:
- Selective fishing opportunities for pink, chinook, and chum salmon.
- Pink salmon daily limit of 4/day, minimum size 30 cm.
- Chinook salmon daily limit has been changed to 4/day only one over
62cm, minimum size 30cm.
- Chum salmon daily limit of 4/day, minimum size 30 cm.
- No fishing for sockeye or coho salmon.
- A natural bait ban while salmon fishing.

Region 2:

Fraser River Non-Tidal Waters (CPR Bridge at Mission upstream to the
Agassiz Bridge).

- Effective immediately until further notice:
- Selective fishing opportunities for pink, chinook, and chum salmon.
- Pink salmon daily limit of 4/day, minimum size 30 cm.
- Chinook salmon daily limit has been changed to 4/day only one over
62cm, minimum size 30cm.
- Chum salmon daily limit of 2/day, minimum size 30 cm.
- No fishing for sockeye or coho salmon.
- A natural bait ban while salmon fishing.

Fraser River Non-Tidal Waters (Agassiz Bridge to the Alexandra
Bridge).

- Effective immediately until further notice:
- Selective fishing opportunities for pink, chinook, and chum salmon.
- Pink salmon daily limit of 4/day, minimum size 30 cm.
- Chinook salmon 4/day only one over 50cm, minimum size 30 cm.
- Chum salmon daily limit of 2/day, minimum size 30 cm.
- No fishing for sockeye or coho salmon.
- A natural bait ban while salmon fishing.

Harrison River (downstream of the Highway 7 bridge to the confluence
with the Fraser River).

- Effective immediately until December 31, the chinook size limit has
been changed:
- Chinook daily limit 4/day only 1 over 62cm.

A reminder that fishing for salmon in non-tidal waters of the Fraser
& Harrison Rivers is allowed during daylight hours only – one hour
before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Check your local paper for
sunrise & sunset times.

DFO will be monitoring the recreational fishery during these time
periods to ensure there is no fishing for sockeye and coho salmon.

Variation Orders No. 2003-446, -447, -448, -449, -451, -452.

This reflects a change to the BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement. The
online version of this guide will be updated within 24 hours of this
notice, please browse:

http://www-comm.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/english/recreation/

For more information contact your local DFO office or call our
sockeye phone line at 604-666-8266 press 3.



Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0778
Sent September 26, 2003 at 15:55:13

Anonymous

What is difference between fishing for sockeye/coho and pink/chum/spring? How DFO will decide that I'm fishing for spring and not for sockeye/coho? Is there any restrictions on fishing techniques (bottom bouncing, leader length etc)?
Thanks.

Alex

Earlier this season DFO asked to reduce leader lengh to 3 feet for bottom bouncing to protect Sockeye.

But I am not aware of any tackle restrictions (or formal recommendations) at the moment. My assumption is that careful release (non-retention) of Coho and Sockeye is good enough to be considered "no fishing". DFO mentioned they will monitor the situation closelly and update rules if they will notice abuse of protected species.

To be on a secure side, make your leader short.


I've been recently fishing in Fraser and can hardly imagine targeting any other species but Pinks with bottom bouncing - they invade every foot of water!

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