Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Freshwater Fishing Regulations


In-Season Regulation Changes

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In-season changes current to

NOTE: These changes are IN ADDITION TO the published regulations unless noted otherwise here. Be sure to check the published regulations as found in the online version of the 2015-2017 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis.

Water In-Season Change Effective Dates
Kootenay River
from Brilliant Dam to its confluence with the Columbia River

Walleye daily quota = 8

(Note: This revised harvest is in line with the lower Columbia River quota of 8 walleye. from the Keenleyside Dam to the Washington State border)

July 31, 2009
Kootenay River - Upper West Arm

Kokanee release all year, EXCEPT May 1-31 ONLY, when the
daily quota = 5
NOTE: the combined daily quota for kokanee from the Upper West Arm (when open to kokanee harvest) and the Lower West Arm (when open to kokanee harvest) cannot exceed 5

Only May 1-31, 2010