Region 2 - Lower Mainland

This table refers to fishing for salmon only. For information on other species please refer to the B.C. Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis.

Fishing for salmon in all waters of Region 2 is permitted during daylight hours only.
FN0284 2016-04-04

Unless otherwise stated in the table below, the daily limit for all waters in Region 2 is zero (0).

Note:

  • All retained coho must measure 25 cm or more. All retained chinook, chum, pink, and sockeye must measure 30 cm or more. Measurements are taken from tip of nose to tail fork.
  • An “adult chinook” in Region 2 is defined as being over 50 cm except in the following areas where an “adult chinook” is defined as being over 62 cm:
    • a) the Fraser River downstream of the powerline crossing approximately 1 km above the Agassiz/Rosedale bridge from Sep 01 - Dec 31
    • b) the Chehalis and Harrison Rivers from Sep 01 – Dec 31
    • c) the Chilliwack/Vedder River (including Sumas River) and the Capilano River.
Salmon Limits, Openings and Closures
Waters Specific Area Species Dates Limits/Gear
Alouette River and tributaries above 216th Street, including the North Alouette River and tributaries to that part. Chinook Jan 01-Aug 31 No fishing for chinook.
Sep 01-Dec 31 1 per day.
Coho Apr 01-Aug 31 No fishing for coho.
downstream of a line between two fishing boundary signs in Allco Park. Coho Oct 01-Dec 31 1 hatchery marked fish per day.
Chum Oct 01-Dec 31 1 per day.
Birkenhead River from the Birkenhead Bridge located approx. 6 km north of Mount Currie on Portage Road to the canyon located approx. 10 km upstream of the bridge. All Apr 01-Mar 31 Bait ban.
All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Booth Creek   All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Brunette River downstream of Cariboo Road. All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Capilano River including tributaries. All Aug 01-Oct 31 Bait ban.
Coho Jan 01-Aug 31 4 hatchery marked fish per day, only 2 over 30 cm.
Sep 01-Dec 31 4 hatchery marked fish per day.
Chinook Apr 01-Mar 31 4 per day, only 2 over 62 cm.
Chapman Creek upstream of tidal water fishing boundary signs located below the Hwy 101 Bridge to 100 m below the falls. The falls are located approximately 550 m upstream of the powerline crossing. Coho Apr 01-Mar 31 4 hatchery marked fish per day, only 2 over 35 cm.
Chinook Apr 01-Mar 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Pink Apr 01-Mar 31 4 per day.
Cheakamus River   All Apr 01-Mar 31 Bait ban.
Coho Apr 01-Mar 31 1 hatchery marked fish per day.
Chehalis River upstream of the logging bridge 2.4 km downstream of Chehalis Lake, including tributaries to that part. All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
downstream of the logging bridge 2.4 km downstream of Chehalis Lake, including tributaries to that part.
Coho Apr 01-Mar 31 4 hatchery marked fish per day.
Chinook Jan 01-May 31 No fishing for chinook.
Jun 01-Aug 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Sep 01–Dec 31 4 per day, only 2 over 62 cm.
Chum Nov 01-Nov 30 2 per day.
Chehalis River Hatchery from the hatchery outlet downstream to the confluence with the Chehalis/Harrison Rivers All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Chilliwack/Vedder River (including Sumas River) upstream from a line between two fishing boundary signs on either side of the Chilliwack River 100 m downstream of the confluence of the Chilliwack River and Slesse Creek. All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
from a line between two fishing boundary signs on either side of the Chilliwack River 100 m from the confluence of the Chilliwack River and Slesse Creek downstream including that portion of the Sumas River from the Barrow Town Pump Station downstream to fishing boundary signs near the confluence with the Fraser River. Coho Jul 01-Mar 31 4 hatchery marked fish per day.
Chinook Jul 01-Aug 31 4 per day, only 1 over 62 cm.
Sep 01-Dec 31 4 per day, only 2 over 62 cm.
Chum Jul 01-Dec 31 1 per day.
Coquitlam River   Coho Sep 01-Dec 31 1 hatchery marked fish per day.
Chinook Jan 01-Aug 31 No fishing for chinook.
Sep 01-Dec 31 1 per day.
De Boville Slough downstream of the confluence of Cedar Creek and Hyde Creek. Coho Oct 01-Dec 31 1 hatchery marked fish per day.
Dewdney Slough - See Nicomen Slough
Fraser River All areas All Jan 1 – July 15 No fishing for salmon.
from the downstream side of the CPR Bridge at Mission upstream to the Alexandra Bridge, except Landstrom Bar (described below) which is closed to all angling from May 1 to Oct. 31. Landstrom Bar are those waters of the Fraser River inside a line beginning at a fishing boundary sign on the eastern end of Landstrom Bar, then to a fishing boundary sign on the opposite bank, then to a fishing boundary sign at the southern end of Croft Island, then westerly to a fishing boundary sign on the nearest bank of the river, then following the river bank to the beginning point. Chinook Jul 16-Jul 31 To be determined
Aug 01-Aug 31 4 per day, only 1 greater than 50 cm.
Sep 01- Dec 31 4 per day, only 1 greater than 62 cm.
from the downstream side of the CPR Bridge at Mission upstream to the Highway 1 bridge to Hope Chum Sep 01-Dec 31 2 per day.
from the downstream side of the CPR Bridge at Mission upstream to Sawmill Creek Coho Jan 01–Oct 14 No fishing for coho.
Sep 01-Oct 14 Bait ban.
Oct 15-Dec 31 2 hatchery marked fish per day.
Sawmill Creek to Alexandra Bridge: from the confluence of Sawmill Creek, upstream to the Alexandra Bridge Coho Jan 01-Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
All Sep 16-Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Harrison River from the outlet of Harrison Lake downstream to the Hwy 7 bridge. Coho Sep 01-Mar 31 4 hatchery marked fish per day.
Chum Apr 01-Mar 31 2 per day.
from the Hwy 7 bridge downstream to the confluence with the Fraser River. Coho Sep 01-Mar 31 4 hatchery marked fish per day.
Chinook Sep 01-Dec 31 4 per day only 1 greater than 62 cm.
Chum Apr 01-Mar 31 2 per day.
Hope Slough   All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Inch Creek from the hatchery outlet to the confluence with Norrish Creek/ Nicomen Slough. All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Indian River   All Dec 01-Sep 30 Bait ban.
Chinook Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Kanaka Creek upstream of the 112th Street bridge. All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
downstream of the 112th Street bridge. Coho Nov 01-Nov 30 1 hatchery marked fish per day.
Khartoum Lake   All Apr 01-Mar 31 Single barbless hook.
Chinook Apr 01-Mar 31 4 per day.
Coho Apr 01-Mar 31 4 per day.
Little Campbell River downstream of 12th Avenue, including tributaries to that part. Chinook Jan 1 to Aug 14 No fishing for chinook.
Aug 15-Sep 14 1 per day.
Sep 15-Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Sep 01-Dec 31 1 hatchery marked fish per day.
downstream of a line between two fishing boundary signs on either side of the Little Campbell River to the pedestrian bridge at the foot of Stayte Road. All Aug 15-Sep 30 No fishing for salmon.
Chinook Apr 01-Aug 14 No fishing for chinook.
Oct 01-Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Lois Lake   All Apr 01-Mar 31 Single barbless hook.
Chinook Apr 01-Mar 31 4 per day.
Coho Apr 01-Mar 31 4 per day.
Mamquam River   All Apr 01-Mar 31 Bait ban.
Coho Apr 01-Mar 31 1 hatchery marked fish per day.
McLennan Creek   All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Nicomekl River downstream of 208th Street. Chinook Aug 15-Dec 31 1 per day.
Coho Sep 01-Dec 31 1 hatchery marked fish per day.
Nicomen (including Dewdney) Slough from the confluence of Siddle (Bell’s) Ck. downstream to the Fraser River Coho Apr 01-Mar 31 4 hatchery marked fish per day, only 2 over 35 cm.
from the Highway 7 bridge at Dewdney downstream to the Fraser River Chum Apr 01-Mar 31 2 per day.
Norrish (Suicide) Creek   Coho Apr 01-Mar 31 4 hatchery marked fish per day, only 2 over 35 cm.
Pitt River upstream of Pitt Lake. All Apr 01-Mar 31 Bait ban.
upper and lower river, including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Sakinaw Lake east of a line from a fishing boundary sign north of the Sakinaw boat launch, southwesterly to a fishing boundary sign at 49°11.50’N, 123°58.45’W (this encompasses the bay at Haskins Creek and the unnamed bay southwest of the boat launch); and the body of water known as Bear Bay, east of 124°02.13’W (marked by fishing boundary signs). All Nov 01-Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Scott (Hoy) Creek   All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Serpentine River downstream of 168th Street. Chinook Aug 15-Dec 31 1 per day.
Coho Sep 01-Dec 31 1 hatchery marked fish per day.
Chum Oct 01-Oct 31 1 per day.
Seymour River from the Seymour River Dam to the tidal boundary, including tributaries All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Silverdale Creek   All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Squamish River (including Powerhouse Channel), also see Cheakamus and Mamquam Rivers   All Apr 01-Mar 31 Bait ban.
Coho Apr 01-Mar 31 1 hatchery marked fish per day.
Chum Nov 1-Nov 31 1 per day.
Stave River

Note: access to the Stave River will be affected until 2018 by major construction work on the Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse by BC Hydro
downstream of B.C. Hydro Dam to the CPR Railway Bridge Coho Apr 01-Mar 31  4 hatchery marked fish per day, only 2 over 35 cm.
Chum Apr 01-Mar 31  2 per day.
that portion of the Stave River, known as the Ruskin Spawning Channel on the east bank of the BC Hydro park from the inlet near the dam, downstream to the boat ramp crossing All  Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Sumas River - See Chilliwack River
Vedder River - See Chilliwack River