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Region 8 - Okanagan: Recreational salmon fishing limits, openings and closures

Learn more about fishing for salmon in BC

Salmon limits, openings and closures

There is no fishing for salmon in Region 8 except for the opportunities listed in the table below.

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

Waters Specific area Species Dates Limits/Gear
Mabel Lake Northerly of a line drawn from a white triangular fishing boundary sign situated at the northern edge of Mabel Lake Provincial Park to the prominent point of land on the western shore;south of white triangular fishing boundary signs located on opposite shores approximately 1 km from Wap Creek. Chinook Aug 16 to Sep 12 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Osoyoos Lake In the waters in the portion of Osoyoos Lake north of the bridge at Highway No. 3 (North Basin) Sockeye Aug 2 To Aug 31 2 per day
FN0809
All Sept 1 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon
FN0951
Shuswap River (middle) between Shuswap Falls and Mabel Lake except closed from the water survey station ( located at 50°19.105' N and 118°48.857' W) approximately 200m down stream of Shuswap Falls Hatchery to WTFB signs (located at 50°18.181' N and 118°49.105' W) one km down stream. Chinook Apr 1 until further notice No fishing for chinook
(lower) upstream from white triangular fishing boundary signs above Mara Bridge to Mabel Lake. Chinook Aug 16 to Sep 12 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
(lower) 50 meters upstream of the Trinity Valley Road Bridge to 50 m downstream of the Trinity Valley Road Bridge. Chinook Apr 1 until further notice No fishing for chinook
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