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 2019-2021 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis.

Water In-Season Change Effective Dates
Kitsumkalum River No fishing

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July 1, 2019
Nass River No fishing from the white triangular fishing boundary signs downstream of the confluence with the Meziadin River (UTM 9V 491116 6208733) upstream to the Hwy 37 Bridge (UTM 9V 490404 6209853).

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July 1, 2019
Skeena River
(Mainstem Only)
No Fishing on the Skeena River from the confluence with the Zymagotitz River (also known as the Zymachord River) (UTM 9U 517196 6037276) upstream to the upper boundary of the Skeena 2 classified waters at the top of Hell’s Gate (UTM 9U 523147 6039113), from Mill Creek (UTM 9U 556654 6106648) upstream to the Highway 37 Bridge (UTM 9U 558958 6106035), and within the three white triangular fishing boundary signs located at the confluence of the Skeena River and Kispiox River (UTM 9U 582956 6133612).

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Skeena Mainstem Closure-Kispiox Confluence
Skeena Mainstem Closure-Kitwanga Confluence
Skeena Mainstem Closure-Kitsumkalum Confluence
July 1, 2019
Lost Lake Closed to fishing due to illegal introduction of goldfish June 22, 2019