Region 3 - Thompson-Nicola

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

There is no fishing for salmon in Region 3 except for the opportunities listed in the table below.
Please read these regulations in conjunction with the
B.C. Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis.
September 23, 2015: Please note that all salmon fishing is closed in Region 3 for the season. The dates and times listed below reflect possible 2016 chinook fisheries. This page will be updated June 2016 to reflect actual fishing opportunities for that year based on in-season information.

Note:

  • FN0729 - Fishing Closures in Region 3 and Region 8
  • Fishing for salmon in Region 3 is during daylight hours only.
  • All retained chinook and sockeye must measure 30 cm or more from tip of nose to fork in tail.
  • An “adult chinook” in Region 3 is defined as being a chinook over 50 cm in size (fork length).
Salmon Limits, Openings and Closures
Waters Specific Area Species Dates Limits/Gear
Bridge River
All Until further notice No fishing for salmon. FN0729
Clearwater River from Clearwater Lake downstream to the confluence of the North Thompson River (except CLOSED from Murtle River downstream to 35 km post from Aug 16-31 to protect Mahood R. chinook). Chinook Aug 7 - Aug 21, 2015 1 per day. Monthly limit of 2 chinook salmon on the Clearwater and North Thompson Rivers combined. FN0816
Fraser River   All Until further notice No fishing for salmon. FN0729
  All Until further notice No fishing for salmon. FN0729
  All Until further notice No fishing for salmon. FN0729
Kamloops Lake Effective immediately until Tuesday, September 22, 2015, in the waters of Kamloops Lake and the Thompson River from the outlet of Kamloops Lake downstream to fishing boundary signs located just downstream of Gold Pan Provincial Park except closed in the three locations listed below, you may retain:   -  Four (4) chinook per day, only one over 50 cm; -  Two (2) pink salmon per day. All except chinook and pink Until further notice No fishing for salmon. FN0729
Chinook Until Sept. 22, 2015, daylight hours only 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm. FN1004
Pink Until Sept. 22, 2015, daylight hours only 2 per day. FN1004
Little Shuswap Lake - see South Thompson River
North Thompson River downstream of Station Road Bridge in Clearwater to the Ferry crossing at Little Fort. Chinook Aug 7 - Aug 21, 2015 1 per day. Monthly limit of 2 chinook salmon on the Clearwater and North Thompson Rivers combined. FN0816
South Thompson River from the green can buoy near outlet of Little River, including Little Shuswap Lake, to the fishing boundary sign approximately 100 m downstream of Campbell Creek. Chinook Until Sept. 22, 2015, daylight hours only 4 per day, 2 over 50cm. Monthly limit is 6 over 50cm. FN1004
Pink Until Sept. 22, 2015, daylight hours only 2 per day. FN1004
All except chinook and pink Until further notice No fishing for salmon. FN0729
Thompson River   All except chinook and pink Until further notice No fishing for salmon. FN0729
Kamloops Lake outlet down stream to the fishing boundary signs just down stream of Gold Pan Provincial Park except closed in the following three (3) locations:
1) Deadman – from the fishing boundary signs approximately 1 km downstream of the Hwy # 1 bridge at Savona to the CN rail bridge approximately 500 m downstream of the confluence with Deadman Creek.
2) Juniper –from the fishing boundary signs approx 1.5 km downstream from Juniper Beach park downstream approximately 4 km to the fishing boundary signs located at 50°46.893’ N and 121°08.110’ W.
3) Ashcroft – from the fishing boundary sign at the up stream side of the mouth of the Bonaparte River to Hwy 97C bridge in Ashcroft
Chinook Until Sept. 22, 2015, daylight hours only 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm. FN1004
Pink Until Sept. 22, 2015, daylight hours only 2 per day. FN1004
from the fishing boundary signs just downstream of Gold Pan Provincial Park to the confluence with the Fraser River. Chinook Aug. 29 - Sept. 22, 2015, daylight hours only 4 per day, none over 50 cm. FN0950