Sockeye Officially Open on Aug 6th
Well, the long anticipated sockeye opening has finally been made official. Yesterday, the DFO released the announcement, and we’ve posted the notice below for your convenience. In summary, the season opens up on August 6th, with a limit of 2 sockeye per person. There are good numbers of sockeye in the river already, and the bulk of the summer run stocks is yet to come. Keep your fingers crossed that DFO’s predictions are correct, and we’ll have a long opening which may extend into September. Once we hear of a closing date, we will notify you as well.
We have limited boats available during the month of August, so for all local guests looking to get out on the river to harvest some sockeye, this is your chance. If you’re interested in booking a boat for your party, please contact us at your earliest convenience.
Hope to see you on the river.
Tight lines everyone!
Record Setting Sockeye Salmon Set To Return This Summer
The local Department of Fisheries and Oceans has recently released a statement stating that they are expecting a RECORD return of sockeye salmon this summer, and that we should expect a sockeye “retention” opening this August.
We haven’t had a sockeye retention since the incredible run of 2010, so needless to say, everyone is getting really excited about getting the opportunity to finally get out there and have a chance at harvesting some of these highly sought after salmon.
As it’s been 4 years since we had the last opening, we expect the river to be VERY BUSY during the month of August. If you would like to reserve your boat now, please contact us for more details and we’ll be more than happy to help you plan your next trip.
Please visit us regularly to get the most updated salmon fishing news!
October 5, 2014 – SOCKEYE SALMON UPDATE
Subject: FN1093-RECREATIONAL – Salmon – Fraser Sockeye – Closure to retention in Region 2 – Fraser and Harrison Rivers – October 5, 2014
Effective 20:30 hours on Sunday, October 5, 2014 until further notice, you may not retain sockeye salmon in the following waters:
– Fraser River waters in Region 2; and
– that portion of the Harrison River downstream of the Highway 7 Bridge to the confluence with the Fraser River.
JULY 9, 2014 – CHINOOK/KING SALMON UPDATE
Further to FN0496 which confirmed the predicted return of Fraser River Spring and Summer 5-2 chinook returns to the Fraser River is in management zone 2, please note the following:
In the waters of the Fraser River in Region 2 (from the downstream side of the Mission Bridge to downstream side of the Alexandra Bridge) the following management actions, that apply to chinook salmon fishing only, are in effect during the dates and times listed below. Currently in effect until 23:59 hours July 15, 2014, there is no fishing for salmon.
Effective one hour before sunrise July 16, 2014 until one hour after sunset July 27, 2014, the daily limit for chinook salmon (wild or hatchery marked) is one (1) chinook salmon per day with a maximum size limit of 77 cm.
Effective one hour before sunrise July 28, 2014 until one hour after sunset August 31, 2014, the daily limit for chinook salmon (wild or hatchery marked) is four (4) chinook salmon per day only one (1) of which may be greater than 50 cm.
Effective one hour before sunrise September 1, 2014 until one hour after sunset December 31, 2014, the daily limit for chinook salmon (wild or hatchery marked) is four (4) chinook salmon per day only one (1) of which may be greater than 62 cm.