Fishery Notice

FN0959-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chinook - Region 1 - Campbell River - Angling Opportunities - Effective September 12, 2020

Effective 00:01 hours September 12, until 23:59 hours October 31, 2020, the daily limit for Chinook Salmon is two (2) per day, of which zero (0) may be over 85 cm in the following area:

The Campbell River, downstream of the confluence with the Quinsam River to the fishing boundary sign at the end of Maple Street.

Recreational anglers are reminded that those portions of the Campbell River, from a fishing boundary sign at the end of Maple Street downstream to the boundary sign at the cement block, remain closed to all Recreational salmon fishing. The only activity permitted in this area is rights-based Food, Social, and Ceremonial (FSC) fishing activity which provides food for the community. First Nations FSC fishers are asked to release Chinook over 85 cm and are reminded to carry their designation permit while fishing.

The rationale for the 85 cm maximum size limit is to protect larger four and five year old Chinook returning to the Campbell River system.

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

Variation Orders: 2020-RFQ-482

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,

Or contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0959
Sent September 11, 2020 at 1446