Region 6 - Skeena

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

Unless otherwise stated in the table below, the daily limit for all waters in Region 6 is zero (0).

Note:

Salmon Limits, Openings and Closures

Waters Specific Area Species Dates Limits/Gear
A. All Region 6 waters All lakes or streams or parts thereof in the aggregate (combined total), in Region 6, unless otherwise stated below. Please review sections B, C, D, E and F carefully. Chinook May 8 2018 until further notice No fishing for chinook.
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Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Sockeye, Pink and Chum Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for sockeye, pink or chum salmon.
B. Skeena River Watershed – Section "A" applies if stream, specific area, time period, quotas or other species restrictions are not listed in the following sections.
All waters in the Skeena River Watershed All May 8 2018 until further notice No fishing for salmon
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All waters in section "B" – Skeena River Watershed, unless otherwise stated below Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook
Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho
Babine Lake not including tributaries and excluding those waters within a 400 m radius of the following tributary streams: Morrison Creek, Six Mile Creek, Pierre Creek, Pendleton Creek, Hazelwood Creek, Twain Creek, Tachek Creek, Five Mile Creek, Four Mile Creek, Sockeye Creek, Big Loon Creek, Tsezakwa Creek, Pinkut Creek. Also closed east of a line from Gullwing Creek to the south shore of Babine Lake. Sockeye Aug 17 to Sep 15 4 per day
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Bear River including tributaries. All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Bulkley River downstream of the Morice River confluence excluding tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Aug 15 to Oct 15 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
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Pink Aug 15 to Dec 31 2 per day.
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upstream of Morice River, including tributaries All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon
Deep Creek (tributary of Kitsumkalum River)   All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Ecstall River including tributaries Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
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Exchamsiks River including tributaries Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
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Exstew River including tributaries Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
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Fulton River   Sockeye Aug 3 to Aug 14 2 per day
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Gitnadoix River and tributaries downstream of confluence of Magar Creek Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
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Kasiks River and tributaries downstream of fishing boundary signs located below the Upper Pool. Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
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Lakelse River including tributaries Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
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Lean-to Creek (tributary of Kitsumkalum River)   All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Morice Lake including tributaries. All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Morice River Morice Lake downstream to Lamprey Creek, including tributaries All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Main stem waters from Lamprey Creek downstream to Bulkley River. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Aug 15 to Oct. 15 4 per day only 2 over 50 cm.
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Bymac Bridge downstream to Bulkley River. Pink Aug 15 to Aug 31 2 per day.
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Nichyeskwa Creek   All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Pinkut Creek downstream of fishing boundary signs located approx. 25 m downstream of fish counting fence Sockeye Aug 3 to Aug 14 2 per day
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Scotia River including tributaries. Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
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Skeena River mainstem waters upstream of the CNR bridge at Terrace Coho Aug 7 to Oct 15 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
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Pink Aug 7 to Dec 31 2 per day.
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mainstem waters upstream of the CNR railway bridge at Terrace to the confluence with the Babine River. (Excluding Skeena River mainstem waters only, near the Kitwanga River mouth, from Mill Creek upstream to the Highway 37 bridge. Also excluding Skeena River mainstem waters within three white triangular fishing boundary signs located at the confluence with the Kispiox River) Sockeye Aug 7 to Sep 15 2 per day
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downstream of CNR railway bridge at Terrace (Excluding the mainstem waters only, near Kitsumkalum River mouth, from Zymachord River mouth upstream to the power line crossing below Ferry Island) Coho Aug 7 to Aug 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
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Sep 01 to Nov 30 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
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Sockeye Aug 7 to Sep 15 2 per day
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Sustut River Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook
upstream of the BC Railway bridge at the mouth of Bear River, including tributaries All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Sustut Lakes   All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Telkwa River downstream of Howson Creek. Coho Aug 15 to Oct 15 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
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Zymagotitz River also known as Zymachord River, including tributaries Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 1 per day.
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Zymoetz (Copper) River   All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
C. Nass River Watershed – Section "A" applies if stream, specific area, time period, quotas or other species restrictions are not listed in the following sections:
All waters in section "C" - Nass River Watershed unless otherwise stated below Coho Jan 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Nov 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Chinook May 8 until further notice No fishing for chinook
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Cranberry River including tributaries NOTE: the section of river from Cranberry-Kiteen junction to Nass R. is part of the Cranberry R. Chinook May 8 until further notice No fishing for chinook
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Iknouk River   Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Ishkheenickh River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Kiteen River including tributaries Chinook May 8 until further notice No fishing for chinook
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Meziadin Lake including tributaries Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho.
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
excluding tributaries Sockeye July 31 until further notice No fishing for sockeye
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Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Meziadin River including tributaries All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Nass River portions from the Canyon City Bridge located approximately 5.75 km downstream of the Tseax confluence to the water survey station line crossing approximately 5.78 km upstream of the Tseax confluence. Chinook May 8 until further notice No fishing for chinook
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Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
mainstem waters downstream of the confluence with the Meziadin River Sockeye Jul 01 to Sep 15 2 per day.
Oweegee Creek   All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Oweegee Lake   All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Tseax R. (including tributaries) Note: The mouth of the Tseax R. is designated by white triangular fishing boundary signs located where what was formerly known as the Nass Back Channel enters the Nass R. upstream of Nisga’a Hwy Bridge All Aug 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
downstream of Nisga’a Hwy Bridge Coho Jan 01 to Nov 30 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Chinook May 8 until further notice No fishing for chinook
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D. Queen Charlotte Islands Watersheds- Section "A" applies if stream, specific area, time period, quotas or other species restrictions are not listed in the following sections:
All waters in section "D" - Queen Charlotte Islands Watersheds unless otherwise stated below. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Apr 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
All Apr 01 to Mar 31 Single, barbless hook in tidal and non tidal portions of all streams.
Braverman River   Coho Apr 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Pallant Creek   All Aug 01 to Oct 31 No fishing for salmon.
upstream of the bridge located near the mouth of Pallant Creek. Coho Apr 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Sheldens Creek upstream of white triangular fishing boundary signs located at the Spur 19 Bridge site. Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 0 per day.
Tlell River Anglers should note that tidal water regulations apply to waters below tidal boundary sign located approx. 1.5km above Hwy. 16 Bridge.
Yakoun River downstream of the 6 mile Bridge. Pink Aug 01 to Sep 30 2 per day.
E. Other Mainland Watersheds, except for the Fraser River watershed – Section "A" applies if stream, specific area, time period, quotas or other species restrictions are not listed in the following sections:
All waters in section "E" - Other Mainland Watersheds unless otherwise stated below. Coho Nov 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
All streams flowing into tidal water Areas 3, 4, 5 and 6. Chinook May 8 until further notice Non-retention
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All streams flowing into tidal water Area 5. Coho Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
All streams flowing into tidal water Area 6 unless stated below. Coho Jan 01 to Oct 31 No retention of coho.
Bish Creek including tributaries. Coho Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Brim River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31  No fishing for chinook.
Dala River including tributaries. All Jan 01 to Aug 15 No fishing for salmon.
Oct 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Chinook, Sockeye, Pink, Chum Aug 16 to Sep 30 No fishing for chinook, sockeye, pink, chum.
Coho Aug 16 to Sep 30 4 per day only 1 over 50 cm.
Endako River   All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Giltoyees Creek   Coho Aug 01 to Sep 30 4 per day only 1 over 50 cm.
Illiance River (including tributaries) upstream of white triangular fishing boundary signs located near mouth of river.  Coho Sep 21 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Kemano River    Coho Aug 01 to Sep 30 4 per day only 2 over 50 cm.
Khutze including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Khutzeymateen River including tributaries. All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Kildala River   Coho Aug 01 to Sep 30 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Chinook May 8 until further notice Non-retention
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Kiltuish River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Kincolith River upstream of white triangular fishing boundary signs located at the Kincolith River Bridge. Coho Aug 01 to Dec 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Kitimat River (including tributaries) on west bank between signs at Kitimat hatchery outfall. All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
downstream of Highway # 37 bridge. Chinook July 1 to July 31 1 per day, maximum size 80 cm
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Coho Apr 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Nov 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Chum Apr 01 to Aug 31 2 per day.
Pink Apr 01 to Aug 31 2 per day.
upstream of Highway # 37 bridge. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho.
Kitlope Lake   Chinook July 05 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook
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Kitlope River   Coho Aug 01 to Sep 30 4 per day only 2 over 50 cm.
Chinook July 05 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook
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Kitsault River (including tributaries)   Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
upstream of white triangular fishing boundary signs located near mouth of river. Coho Oct 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Kloiya River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Kwinimass River (including tributaries) upstream of lower bridge abutments. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
downstream of lower bridge abutments. Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Chinook May 8 until further notice Non-retention
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Nakina River   Chinook Jul 20 to Aug 15 No fishing for chinook
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Coho Jul 20 to Aug 15 No fishing for coho.
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That portion of the Nakina River from the centre line to the northern bank, starting from a boundary sign located approximately 300 m upstream of the Nakina and Sloko rivers confluence to a boundary sign located approximately 1300 m upstream of the Nakina and Sloko rivers confluence All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
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Quaal River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Rainy Creek   Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho.
Stikine River including tributaries (See the Tahltan River). Chinook May 07 until further notice No fishing for chinook
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Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Swift River including tributaries. Anglers may now fish this river with either a Yukon or BC angling licence. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook
Tahltan River including tributaries. All Jun 1 to Aug 31 Finfish closure
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Taku River including tributaries. (see theNakina River and Tatsatua Creek) Chinook May 07 until further notice No fishing for chinook
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Sockeye Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for sockeye
Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Tatsatua Creek including tributaries. All Aug 20 to Sep 15 No fishing for salmon
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Tatshenshini River (downstream of the BC/Yukon border) including tributaries. All Aug 15 to Jul 23 Single barbless hook only
All Jul 24 to Aug 14 No fishing for salmon
Chinook Aug 15 to Jul 23 No fishing for chinook
Coho Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day
Sockeye Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day
Tatshenshini River (upstream of the BC/ Yukon border – along the Haines Hwy.) Blanchard River. All Aug 15 to Jul 23 Single barbless hook only
All Jul 24 to Aug 14 No fishing for salmon
Chinook Aug 15 to Jul 23 No fishing for chinook
Coho Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day
Sockeye Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day
Kwatini Creek, Stanley Creek and Goat Creek. All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Tatshenshini mainstem and all other tributaries. All Aug 15 to Jul 23 Single barbless hook only
All Jul 24 to Aug 14 No fishing for salmon
Chinook Aug 15 to Jul 23 No fishing for chinook
Coho Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day
Sockeye Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day
Wahoo River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Weeanie River   Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho.
Whalen Creek   Coho Apr 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only two over 50 cm.
Wilauks Creek (including tributaries) upstream of white triangular fishing boundary signs located near mouth of creek. Coho Sep 20 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
F. Fraser River Watershed - There is no fishing for salmon in the portions of the Fraser River watershed in Region 6.