BC Fishing

Getting Started

Welcome to Our Website! We have created this website to assist anglers who are interested in recreational fishing in British Columbia. If you have never tried fishing in British Columbia, the following articles in this introductory section can help you to get started.

Sportfishing in British Columbia

This overview of sportfishing in British Columbia summarizes what types of fish you can catch in this province, as well as when and where you can catch them. Read article…

Fishing Licences

Before going fishing in British Columbia, you need to purchase a valid recreational fishing licence and other conservation surcharges apply to the fishery. Read article…

Fishing Regulations

Fishing regulations are designed to ensure that our fishery resources are sustainable. Anglers must know where and when they can fish, and what types of fish they can keep. Read article…

Catch and Release

Catch and release has become a common practice in many BC recreational fisheries. Learn how it should be done to make sure the released fish will survive. Read article…

proper handling of your catch 

Do you know what to do with the fish you decide to keep? This article explains what you should do to preserve the freshness of your catches during your fishing trips. Read article…

General Etiquettes

Like other activities, recreational fishing also has general etiquettes which everyone follows. Some are straight forward while others are unfamilar to new anglers. Read article…