Fishing, Licensing and Regulations


All sport fishing regulations in effect in British Columbia's freshwater (except for salmon fishing and fishing in National Parks) are published each spring in the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis PDF [36.5MB].

Please also visit the Freshwater Fishing Regulations website for additional information. Anglers should become familiar with these regulations before going fishing.

The province has committed to consult with stakeholders on any changes to provincial fishing regulations. Please view the "Proposed" Lower Mainland Region regulation changes. To comment on proposed changes, please email