A fly fisher tries his luck at the Sooke River Flats. The province is proposing new freshwater fishing regulations and wants public comment before they take effect April 1. (Lee-Ann Ruttan photo) A fly fisher tries his luck at the Sooke River Flats. The province is proposing new freshwater fishing regulations and wants public comment before they take effect April 1. (Lee-Ann Ruttan photo)

Ideas sought on B.C. freshwater fishing rules

Province proposes changes to fishing methods, gear, bait, quotas, and boundaries

Anglers are invited to share their thoughts on proposed changes to B.C.’s freshwater fishing regulations before new rules take effect April 1.

The proposals include changes to fishing methods, gear, bait, quotas, boundaries and fishery opening and closing dates.

“These changes are based on regional requirements and conditions, and aim to meet management objectives for native and invasive fish species, while maintaining sustainable angling opportunities for recreational fishers, stated the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development in a press release.

Comments must be received by Jan. 11. After final decisions have been made, the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis will be posted online in mid-March.

To learn more about fishing regulations, please go online to www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish.



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