Fishery Notice

FN1079-RECREATIONAL - SALMON: Chinook and Sockeye- Region 3 - Thompson River and Kamloops Lake - Extension to September 30, 2022

The previously announced fishery that opened September 10, 2022 will be extended to September 30, 2022

Effective until one hour after sunset on September 30, 2022, on Kamloops Lake and that portion of the Thompson River from the outlet of Kamloops Lake downstream to fishing boundary signs located just downstream of Gold Pan Provincial Park, you may retain

-  Two (2) Sockeye salmon per day
-  Four (4) Chinook salmon per day, only one of which may be over 50 cm.

Except closed in the three locations listed below. 

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 upstream side of the mouth of the Bonaparte River to Hwy 97C bridge in Ashcroft.

The aggregate daily limit for all salmon species is four (4) per day. 
There is a minimum size limit of 30 cm for Chinook caught in non-tidal waters. 

Fishing is permitted during daylight hours only which 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:

Variation Order(s): 2022-RFQ-427


The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific salmon (other than 
Kokanee) from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4). Individual species limits may also apply.

There is an annual limit of 10 Chinook over 50 cm in non-tidal waters.

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

If you're going fishing for salmon in non-tidal (fresh) waters, you need a Non-Tidal Angling Licence, issued by the Province of British Columbia. Visit the provincial website to buy your licence. Licences are available to B.C. residents and non-residents. Fees may vary and are listed online. (

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: and select the Salmon Head Recovery tab.

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-FISH.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact: Kory Ryde 250-299-6386

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1079
Sent September 16, 2022 at 1707