Fraser Valley Catch Limits
The following list provides some helpful hints for your fishing experience on the local rivers, namely the Fraser, Harrison and Chilliwack/Vedder Rivers. We urge you all to assist in efforts to help look after this valuable resource by respecting the river, the fish and your fellow angler.
- Ensure you have the required licenses;
- Learn to identify your catch by reading the Regulations;
- Know your limit and stay within it;
- Record your catch accurately;
- Pinch your barbs on all hooks (single only);
- Use a maximum of 36” leaders on the Chilliwack/Vedder rivers to reduce Sockeye interception;
- Release all foul hooked fish;
- Respect the fish with proper handling;
- Show consideration to fellow anglers;
- Clean up your mess and encourage others to do the same;
- Obey all laws and report violations to the Observe Report & Record line by calling:
Toll Free at: 1-855-316-6461 or Cell: 1-604-316-6461
Salmon Trout Catch Limits on the Chilliwack/Vedder River:
- 4 Hatchery Coho per day, any size (marked with clipped adipose fin);
- 4 Chinook per day, 1 only over 62 cm that must be marked on your licence (under Region 2);
- 4 Pinks per day (returning on odd years only 2009, 2011, 2013, etc);
- 1 Chum per day;
- 0 Sockeye; no retention all year.
NOTE: Total of all the above is 4 per day. There is a 2 day possession limit of 8.
NOTE: There is a conservation concern for Cultus Lake Sockeye and every effort must be made to avoid catching this species.
Trout Catch Limits on the Chilliwack/Vedder River:
- 4 Hatchery Rainbow Trout per day between July 1 to April 30 (no minimum size limit).
Steelhead Catch Limits:
- 1 Hatchery Steelhead per day. (Mark your licence immediately;stop fishing on the Chilliwack/Vedder river for the day).
IMPORTANT: Catch limits are subject to change and Fishery Notices override any of the above.
Helpful Guide To Fishing The Fraser River Provided By Fred Helmer http://www.fredscustomtackle.com/