Region 5B – Cariboo (Part B, Coastal Watershed; Management Units 5-6 to 5-11)

Note:

Fishing for eulachon is closed year-round in Region 5B.

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

Unless otherwise stated in the table below, the daily limit for all waters in Region 5B is zero (0).

Note:

  • All retained chinook, sockeye, pink, coho, and chum must measure 30 cm or more from tip of nose to tail fork.
  • An “adult chinook” is defined as being over 65 cm in the Bella Coola/Atnarko River.
  • An adult coho salmon in Region 5B is defined as being greater than 50 cm measured from the tip of the nose to the fork in the tail (fork length). “Jack” coho salmon is defined as being a coho between 30-50 cm fork length.
Salmon Limits, Openings and Closures
Waters Specific Area Species Dates Limits/Gear
All All lakes or streams or part thereof in the aggregate (combined total), in Management Units 5-6 to 5-11 in Region 5B, unless otherwise stated below (i.e. Region 5 not including the Fraser River watershed). Chinook Apr 01-Mar 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Coho Apr 01-Mar 31 4 per day only 2 over 50 cm.
Atnarko River including tributaries   Chinook Jan 01-Jul 22 4 per day, only 1 over 65 cm.
Jul 23-Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for coho. (see exception below)
Sockeye Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for sockeye.
Pink Apr 1-Mar 31 2013 2 per day.
Apr 1-Mar 31 2014 0 per day.
Chum Apr 01-Mar 31 1 per day.
downstream of fishing boundary signs located approx. 50 m below Corbould Bridge. Coho Jan 01-Oct 15 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Oct 16-Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Bella Coola River including tributaries (not including Atnarko River)   Chinook Apr 01-Mar 31 4 per day, only 1 over 65 cm (See exception below).
Coho Apr 01-Mar 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Pink Apr 01-Mar 31, 2013 2 per day.
Apr 01-Mar 31, 2014 0 per day.
Chum Apr 01-Mar 31 1 per day.
Sockeye Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for sockeye.
All tributaries to the Bella Coola River. Chinook July 16-Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
Chuckwalla River   Chinook Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Jan 01-Aug 31 No fishing for coho.
Sep 01-Oct 31 4 per day only 2 over 50 cm.
Nov 01-Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Sockeye Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for sockeye.
Pink Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for pink.
Chum Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for chum.
Dean River from the confluence with Crag Creek downstream to the tidal boundary, except for the canyon as listed below. Chinook Jun 01-Sep 30 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Coho Jun 01-Sep 30 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
All Oct 01-May 31 No fishing for salmon.
from signs located approximately 500 m upstream of the canyon to signs located approximately 100 m below the canyon. All Jan 01-Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
upstream of the confluence with Crag Creek. All Jan 01-Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Docee River   All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Kilbella River   Chinook Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Jan 01-Aug 31 No fishing for coho.
Sep 01-Oct 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Nov 01-Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Sockeye Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for sockeye.
Pink Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for pink.
Chum Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for chum.
Long Lake Including tributaries All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Wannock River   All Apr 01-Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.