Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Freshwater Fishing Regulations

2009-2011 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis: Printed Version

All sport fishing regulations in effect in freshwater in British Columbia (except for salmon fishing and fishing in National Parks) are published each spring in the Regulations Synopsis booklet. A copy is also posted on this web site. Anglers should become familiar with these regulations before going fishing. Click on the province-wide regulations first. These are in effect throughout B.C.

2009-2011 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis – Complete

[PDF 35.98MB]

Synopsis for download by section:


Regional Map

Regional Map Region 7 Region 6 Region 7 Region 5 Region 3 Region 4 Region 8 Region 2 Region 1

Note: check the tables presented with each region to see whether any Water-specific Regulations have been adopted for the lake or stream you plan to fish.