Fishery Notice

FN0799-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chinook - Region 1 - Qualicum River - Angling Opportunities - Effective August 7, 2020

Effective immediately until 23:59 hours December 31, 2020, the daily limit for Chinook Salmon is two (2) per day, of which only one (1) may be over 62 cm, in the following areas:

Qualicum River - upstream of the Big Qualicum Hatchery, those waters between the pool above the upper weir (located approximately 75 m downstream of the E andN railway bridge) to the Horne Lake Dam.

Anglers are reminded that fishing is only permitted in this area using a single barbless hook with a 15 mm (or less) hook to shank measurement.  

Anglers are further reminded that intentionally (willfully) foul-hooking fish or attempting to foul hook fish is illegal and that non-compliance may result in closure. (Foul hook is defined as: hooking a fish in any part of its body other than the mouth).

Variation Orders: 2020-RFQ-0397

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation?  If so, please call the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line at 1-800-465-4336 or by email at

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 1-866-431-FISH (3474).

Erika Watkins, ECVI Recreational Fisheries Manager,

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0799
Sent August 7, 2020 at 1426