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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Fishing Licenses in British Columbia

To acquire a fishing license, please visit the link below which suites your needs:

Tidal
Salt Water Fishing License

Non-tidal
Fresh Water Fishing License Information

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Fresh Water Fishing License

More on Fishing Licenses

Resource: https://j100.gov.bc.ca/help/ras/angler/start.htm
Visit the Government of British Columbia's website for up to date information.

Overview for anglers

B.C. Residents and Non-Residents can buy Freshwater Fishing Licences for recreational purposes in accordance with regulations.

The Freshwater Fishing Licence does not include fishing in British Columbia’s tidal waters. Tidal fishing regulations and licences are under the jurisdiction of the Canadian federal government.

Resource: Visit the Government of British Columbia's website for up to date information

Types of Fishing Licences

An angler will need to buy a Basic Licence which allows him or her to fish during a given time period. For example, the angler can buy an annual licence, an 8-day licence or a 1-day licence.

Anglers who wish to fish for steelhead or keep special species or sizes of fish (Steelhead, Non-Tidal Salmon, Kootenay Lake Rainbow Trout, Shuswap Lake Rainbow Trout, or Shuswap Lake Char) may be required to buy a Conservation Surcharge (also called a Conservation Species Licence) for each species in addition to the Basic Licence.

Anglers who wish to participate in the catch and release White Sturgeon fishery in the lower and middle freshwater portions of the Fraser River watershed must buy a White Sturgeon Conservation Licence in addition to the Basic Licence. Anglers can buy a 1-day, 8-day or annual White Sturgeon Conservation Licence.

Anglers who wish to fish in one of BC's specially designated trout streams must buy a Classified Waters Licence in addition to the Basic Licence. This is an annual licence for BC Residents to fish on any Classified Water in the province during the year the licence is valid (April 1 to March 31). For non-residents of BC, this licence is sold on a per diem basis and is date and water specific.

Resource: Visit the Government of British Columbia's website for up to date information

Basic Licence

Visit the Government of British Columbia's website for up to date information.

A person who is 16 years of age or older must purchase a Basic Licence to fish in the non-tidal waters (freshwater) of British Columbia.

The Freshwater Fishing Licence does not include fishing in British Columbia's tidal waters. Tidal fishing regulations and licences are under the jurisdiction of the Canadian Federal Government.

Children who are under 16 and a resident of British Columbia may sport fish without any licence or stamp but must abide by the regulations. Children who are under 16 and not a resident of BC may sport fish without any licence or stamp provided they are accompanied by a person 16 years or older who holds the appropriate licences and stamps.

Note: If the angler is an Indian as defined in the Indian Act (Canada) AND a resident of British Columbia, they are not required to obtain any type of fishing licence or stamp to sport fish in non-tidal waters.

An angler may purchase an annual Basic Licence for the current licensing year (April 1st to March 31st), one or more 8-day licences, or one or more 1-day licences. B.C. Residents who are disabled or over 65 years of age may buy a reduced fee licence.

During the month of March, anglers may also purchase licences for the next licensing year which starts on April 1st.

Resource: Visit the Government of British Columbia's website for up to date information

Conservation Surcharge

Visit the Government of British Columbia's website for up to date information.

A Conservation Surcharge, also called a Conservation Species Licence, allows the angler to fish for or keep special species or sizes of fish (Steelhead, Non-Tidal Salmon, Kootenay Lake Rainbow Trout, Shuswap Lake Rainbow Trout or Shuswap Lake Char. Each of these licences must be purchased in addition to the Basic Licence, and is valid for the licensing year (April 1st to March 31st).

Anglers who wish to participate in the catch and release White Sturgeon fishery in the lower and middle freshwater portions of the Fraser River watershed must buy a White Sturgeon Conservation Licence in addition to the Basic Licence. White Sturgeon Conservation Licences are available for 1-day, 8-day and annual time frames.

Resource: Visit the Government of British Columbia's website for up to date information

 
Castaway Fishing Adventures - B.C. Sturgeon Charters, in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia Canada
Castaway Fishing Adventures
10221 Young Road.
Chilliwack. BC.
V2P 8C3  Canada
1-604-997-0045