Fishery Notice

FN0868-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Sockeye- Region 3 - Kamloops Lake, South Thompson and Thompson Rivers - August 22, 2014 opening - Amendment to FN0851

Amendment to FN0851: This notice replaced notice FN0851. Kamloops Lake has been 
added to the list of open areas.

Kamloops Lake and Thompson River:

Effective 00:01 hours Friday, August 22, 2014 until further notice in the 
waters of Kamloops Lake and the Thompson River (Region 3) from the outlet of 
Kamloops Lake downstream to fishing boundary signs located just downstream of 
Gold Pan Provincial Park except closed in the three locations listed below, you 
may retain:

Two (2) sockeye per day
Four (4) chinook per day, only one over 50 cm.

Description of three closed areas:

1)  Deadman - from the fishing boundary signs approximately 1 km downstream of 
the Hwy No. 1 Bridge at Savona to the CN rail bridge approximately 500 m 
downstream of the confluence with Deadman Creek. 

2)  Juniper -from the fishing boundary signs approximately 1.5 km downstream 
from Juniper Beach park downstream approximately 4 km to the fishing boundary 
signs located at 50°46.893' N and 121°08.110' W. 

3)  Ashcroft - from the fishing boundary sign at the up stream side of the 
mouth of the Bonaparte River to Hwy 97C bridge in Ashcroft.

South Thompson River:

Effective 00:01 hours Friday, August 22, 2014 until September 22, 2014 in the 
waters of the South Thompson River from the green can buoy near the outlet of 
Little River, including Little Shuswap Lake, to the fishing boundary sign 
approximately 100 m downstream of Campbell Creek, you may retain:

Two (2) sockeye per day
Four (4) chinook per day, only two of which may be over 50 cm.

There is a monthly quota of six (6) chinook over 50 cm from the South Thompson 

Fishing is permitted during daylight hours only.

The daily limit for salmon is four (4) in total for all species per day. (see 
Notes section below)

There is a minimum size limit of 30 cm for chinook caught in non-tidal waters. 

Day light hours only refers to (One hour before sunrise to one hour after 
sunset).  Reference to sunrise and sunset means the times for those events as 
calculated by the National Research Council of Canada and published daily at

This reflects a change to the BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement.  The on-line 
version of this guide will be updated within 24 hours of this notice, please 

Variation order 2014-385.


The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific Salmon (other than 
kokanee) from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4).

Single barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-
tidal waters of British Columbia.

Sport anglers and guides are reminded to label and submit heads from adipose 
fin-clipped (hatchery-marked) chinook and coho salmon to the Salmon Head 
Recovery Program. Recovery of coded-wire tags from recreational fishers 
provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment.  For 	more 
information and locations of Depots contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery 
Program at (866) 483-9994  or visit the following site: http://www.pac.dfo-

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 (800) 465-4336.

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


Contact: Dale Michie, 250-851-4946

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0868
Sent August 21, 2014 at 1502