2015 TIDAL WATERS FISHING REGS
Area 28 (Lower Mainland/Sunshine Coast)
Salmon Limits, Openings & Closures
- Combined daily limit for all salmon species from all waters: 4
- Coastwide daily limit for chinook: 2
- Gear: Barbless Hook & Line unless specified Note annual restriction
|Salmon Limits, Openings & Closures|
|Species||Subarea||Season||Min Size||Daily Limit||Possession Limit||Annual Limit||Management Actions|
|April 1 – March 31||62 cm.||2||4||15|
|Chum||April 1 – March 31||30 cm||4||8||N/A|
|28-1 to 28-7 and 28-9||Apr 1-Mar 31||30 cm||2||4||N/A|
|28-8 and 28-10||June 1-Dec 31||30 cm||2||4||N/A||Shore fishing only.|
|28-11 to 28-14||April 1 – Sept 30||30 cm||2||4||N/A|
|Oct 1- Mar 31||No retention of hatchery coho in these Subareas at this time.|
|Wild Coho||June 1-Dec 31||No retention of wild coho in Area 28.|
|Pink||28-1 to 28-5, Howe Sound||Apr 1-Mar 31||30 cm||TBD||TBD||N/A|
|28-6, 28-7, 28-9 and 28-11 to 28-14||Apr 1-Mar 31||30 cm||4||8||N/A|
|28-8 and 28-10||Apr 1-Mar 31||30 cm||4||8||N/A||Shore fishing only.|
|Sockeye||Apr 1-Mar 31||See below for in-season decisions|
- Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
- Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
- No retention of wild coho in Area 28.
- In-season sockeye management decisions will be posted here.
Finfish (Other than Salmon)
- For finfish limits, check the species and limits table
Shellfish and Groundfish, Area 28
Effective immediately, Subareas 28-6 to 28-9 are reopened to the harvest of crab, prawn and groundfish species. FN0422 2015-05-14
Rockfish and Lingcod: Area 28 is closed to the fishing of rockfish and lingcod (including catch and release) FN0305 2013-04-19
Surf Smelt: Annually June 15 – August 15: No fishing for surf smelt.
CHAPMAN CREEK FISHING REOPENS SEP 11, 2015
Subject: FN1018-Recreational – Region 2 – Salmon fishing opportunity in Chapman Creek
Effective immediately until 23:59 March 31, 2016, the daily limit of salmon in
Chapman Creek is changed to the following:
Chinook salmon – four (4) per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Coho salmon – four (4) per day, hatchery marked only, only 2 over 35 cm.
Pink salmon – four (4) per day.
The open portion of Chapman Creek is located upstream of the tidal water
fishing boundary signs located below the Hwy 101 bridge to 100m below the
falls. The falls are located approximately 550m upstream of the power line
VO#: 2015-454 and 2015-455
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at