Fishery Notice

FN0808-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chinook & Coho - Region l - Non-tidal Stamp and Somass Rivers - Opening August 25, 2017

Effective 00:01 hours August 25, 2017 the Somass and Stamp Rivers will open to 
recreational angling for chinook and coho salmon.

The daily limit will be 4 salmon per day of which: 
Two (2) may be chinook of which only one (1) may be greater than 77 cm. in 
length, and
Two (2) may be coho, marked or unmarked.

Variation Order Number 2017-408

In order to protect pre-spawning salmon in the Stamp River and the non-tidal 
portions of the Somass River the following angling closures are in effect: 

Somass River August 25 to Nov 15 from the tidal boundary at Papermill Dam to 
boundary signs approximately 0.5 km upstream (Falls Road Gravel Pit and the 
southernmost end of Collins Farm /Arrow Vale Campground on Hector Road).

Stamp River from June 15 to Nov 15 form boundary signs located approximately 
500 metres downstream of the Stamp River Falls to boundary signs located 
approximately 200 metres upstream (above) the Stamp River Falls fishway.

Stamp River from August 25 to Oct 31 from boundary signs on either side of the 
Stamp River located at the inlet to the Stamp River (hatchery) lagoon 
continuing downstream approximately 750 metres to the cable car crossing.

Stamp River October 1 to October 14 from boundary signs on either side of the 
Stamp River at the power line crossing downstream approximately 500 metres to 
boundary signs on either side of the Stamp River at the inlet to the Stamp 
River (hatchery) lagoon.

Anglers shall also note: 

Tidal portions of the Somass River are closed July 24 to September 30
Somass River Bait ban in effect June 1 to August 24.

Stamp River closed yearly from Jan 1 to April 30 from the confluence of the Ash 
River upstream to Great Central Lake Dam.

Stamp River Bait Ban in effect all year upstream of signs located at Girl Guide 
Falls approximately 250 metres upstream of the Beaver Creek and Stamp River 

The use of a single barbless hook is mandatory in all streams within Region 1;

All fish foul hooked (i.e. hooked other than in the mouth) must be returned to 
the river immediately;

Please note the above restrictions are in addition to any other closed area 
already in place by regulation. 

Any chinook salmon retained measuring in excess of 50 cm must be recorded on 
your Non-Tidal Angling Licence. 


Mike Spence (250) 720-4440 or contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada 
office at or visit our website at

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0808
Sent August 14, 2017 at 1159