Fishery Notice

FN0960-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chinook and Coho - Region 1 - Puntledge/Courtenay Rivers - Angling Opportunities - Effective September 15, 2020

Effective 00:01 hours September 15, until 23:59 hours November 30, 2020, the daily limit for Chinook Salmon is two (2) per day in the following area:

Puntledge and Courtenay Rivers downstream from a white triangular fishing boundary sign located 75 m downstream of the weir at the lower hatchery (excluding the Morrison Creek closure).

Effective 00:01 hours October 1, to 23:59 hours November 30, 2020 the daily limit of Coho Salmon is one (1) per day, hatchery marked only, in the above noted area.

Anglers are reminded that intentionally (willfully) 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 Order: 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 - FN0960
Sent September 11, 2020 at 1457