B.C. Reg. 125/90
O.C. 523/90
Deposited March 30, 1990

Wildlife Act

Angling and Scientific Collection Regulation

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2014
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 178/2011, April 1, 2012]

Point in Time

Contents
1Interpretation
2Conservation surcharge stamps
2.001White sturgeon conservation licence
2.01Classified waters angling licence
2.02Allotment of angler days for classified waters
2.1Duplicate licence
3Angling guide exemptions
4Angler exemptions
4.1Family fishing exemption
5Number of licences
6Angling fees
6.1Special conditions of an angling licence
7–8Repealed
9Qualifications for an angling guide licence
10Application for an angling guide licence
11Allocation of angler day quota
11.1Adjustments to allocated angler day quota
11.2Cancellation, suspension or variation of angler day quota
11.3Hearing
11.4Fees for angler day quota
12Angling guide fees
13Conditions of licence
14Sale of fish prohibited
15Fish roe
16Dressing or packing of fish
17Catch record
17.1Repealed
18Collecting permit
19Offences
Schedule A
Schedule A.1
Schedule B
Schedule C
Schedule C.1
Schedule C.2
Schedule D

Interpretation

1  (1) In this regulation:

"Act" means the Wildlife Act;

"annual angling licence" means an angling licence issued for a term of not more than 12 months ending March 31;

"Class I water" means one of the classified waters listed under the heading Class I Coastal Waters (anadromous) or Class I Inland Waters (non-anadromous) in Schedule A;

"Class II water" means one of the classified waters listed under the heading Class II Coastal Waters (anadromous) or Class II Inland Waters (non-anadromous) in Schedule A;

"classified water" means a water or group of waters that is an item in column 1 of Schedule A;

"classified waters angling licence" means an angling licence, issued under section 2.01, that permits angling in a classified water;

"conservation surcharge" means a surcharge assessed for the purposes of Part 3 of the Act;

"guided classified water angler" means a person who, in respect of a classified water, is a client of an angling guide who is authorized under the Act to guide for fish on the classified water;

"guided non resident alien" means a non resident alien who is a guided classified water angler;

"licence year" means a period of 12 months beginning on April 1 in each year and ending on March 31 in the following year;

"management plan" means a plan for managing guiding for fish and angling referred to in section 52 (3) of the Act;

"non-guided non resident alien" means a non resident alien who is not a guided classified water angler;

"Shuswap Lake" means the waters of Mara Lake and Shuswap Lake including Seymour, Anstey and Salmon arms, Little Shuswap Lake, and that portion of South Thompson River (Little River) between Shuswap Lake and Little Shuswap Lake.

(2) A classified water may be referred to in this regulation or on a classified waters angling licence by the term, if any, set out in brackets following the description of the classified water in column 1 of Schedule A.

[am. B.C. Regs. 88/94, s. 1; 72/97, s.1; 263/2005, s. 1; 12/2006, s. 1; 178/2011, s. 2.]

Conservation surcharge stamps

2  For the purposes of section 12 (a) (ii) of the Act, a person must be the holder of an angling licence bearing a conservation surcharge stamp affixed to the licence that permits angling in relation to that affixed stamp, and pay the applicable fee and conservation surcharge set out in Schedule C, as follows:

(a) for waters not listed in Schedule A, a conservation surcharge stamp affixed to the front of an angling licence in the box labelled "Steelhead" permits angling for or retaining steelhead in those unclassified waters;

(a.1) for classified waters listed in column 1 of Schedule A, a conservation surcharge stamp affixed to the front of an angling licence, in the box labelled "Steelhead",

(i)   is required for angling in those classified waters during the period set out opposite in column 5, and

(ii)   permits angling for or retaining steelhead in those classified waters;

(b) a conservation surcharge stamp affixed to the front of an angling licence in the box labelled "Kootenay Rainbow Trout" permits the retention of up to 5 rainbow trout that measure more than 50 cm from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail that are caught in Kootenay Lake east of a line between fishing boundary signs on opposite shores at Balfour Point and Proctor Lighthouse;

(c) a conservation surcharge stamp affixed to the front of an angling licence in the box labelled "Non-tidal Salmon" permits the retention of salmon that are caught in non-tidal waters of the Province, including not more than 10 adult chinook salmon;

(d) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 36/95, s. 1 (a).]

(e) a conservation surcharge stamp affixed to the front of an angling licence in the box labelled "Shuswap Rainbow Trout" permits the retention of up to 5 rainbow trout that measure more than 50 cm from the tip of the nose to the fork in the tail that are caught in Shuswap Lake;

(f) a conservation surcharge stamp affixed to the front of an angling licence in the box labelled "Shuswap Char" permits the retention of up to 5 char that measure more than 60 cm from the tip of the nose to the fork in the tail that are caught in Shuswap Lake.

[en. B.C. Reg. 88/94, App. II, s. 2; am. B.C. Regs. 36/95, s. 1 (a); 167/97, s. 1; 35/99, s. 1.]

White sturgeon conservation licence

2.001  (1) For the purpose of section 12 (a) of the Act, in order to angle for white sturgeon in waters open to such angling, a person must be the holder of both

(a) a basic angling licence, and

(b) a white sturgeon conservation licence,

and have paid the applicable fee and conservation surcharges set out in Schedule C.

(2) The white sturgeon conservation licence referred to in subsection (1) permits a resident, non resident or non resident alien angler, who possesses a basic angling licence for the same period, to angle for white sturgeon on an annual, 8-day, or one-day basis, depending on the conservation surcharges paid and the date or dates listed on the licence at the time of purchase, as follows:

(a) an annual licence is valid from April 1 or the date of purchase (whichever is later) through March 31;

(b) an 8-day licence is valid only on the period of 8 consecutive days listed on the licence;

(c) a one-day licence is valid only from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on the date specified on the licence.

[en. B.C. Reg. 214/2008, s. 1; am. B.C. Reg. 178/2011, ss. 1 and 3.]

Classified waters angling licence

2.01  (1) Subject to subsections (9) and (10) of this section and sections 4, 4.1 and 18, for the purpose of section 12 (a) of the Act, a person who angles in a classified water during a period specified in column 4 of Schedule A for the classified water must be the holder of both

(a) a basic angling licence, and

(b) a classified waters angling licence that permits angling in that classified water at the time the angling takes place.

(2) A classified waters angling licence permits a resident to angle in all classified waters during the term of the licence.

(3) A classified waters angling licence permits a non resident or a non resident alien to angle only

(a) in a classified water specified on the licence, and

(b) on a date that is specified on the licence at the time the licence is issued.

(4) Despite subsection (3) and subject to subsection (5), a non-guided non resident alien must not angle in a classified water or part of a classified water that is an item in column 1 of Schedule A.1 during the day or days of the week or the period of time specified in column 2 of Schedule A.1 for the water.

(5) The prohibition in subsection (4) applies only during the period specified in column 3 of Schedule A.1 for the water.

(6) Subject to subsection (7), a classified waters angling licence may be issued to a person who pays the applicable fee and conservation surcharge set out in Schedule C.

(7) If a lottery is conducted under section 2.02 (2) in respect of a classified water, a classified waters angling licence may be issued to a non-guided non resident alien in respect of the classified water only if the non-guided non resident alien has been allotted, in the lottery, angler days for the classified water.

(8) A classified waters angling licence issued to a non resident or a non resident alien is invalid if it specifies a period that is longer than 8 consecutive days.

(9) An angling guide, or an assistant angling guide employed by the angling guide, need not be the holder of a classified waters angling licence while guiding for fish a client of the angling guide on a classified water.

(10) A person who angles on the Atnarko River/Bella Coola River classified water is not required to be the holder of a classified waters angling licence.

(11) For the purposes of subsection (6) and Schedule C, a single classified waters angling licence may be issued for St. Mary River A and St. Mary River B, which may be referred to collectively on the licence as St. Mary River.

[en. B.C. Reg. 178/2011, s. 4.]

Allotment of angler days for classified waters

2.02  (1) On or before January 15 in each year, the director, or a person appointed by the director for the purpose, may, for one or more weeks of the angling season and having regard to the management plan for the classified water, establish the number of angler days that may be reasonably allocated under subsections (2) and (3) to non-guided non resident aliens.

(2) The director may, for one or more classified waters, determine by means of a lottery the number of angler days to be allocated among non-guided non resident alien applicants, so arranged that it distributes the angler days among the applicants by chance.

(3) The director must inform prospective applicants about any lottery to be conducted as follows:

(a) before the lottery takes place, by means of a press release or other publication, giving

(i)   the time and place of the lottery,

(ii)   the manner of making an application, and

(iii)   other relevant information about the conduct of the lottery;

(b) after the lottery, giving

(i)   the results of the lottery, and

(ii)   the names of the officials of the ministry who were present and conducting the lottery.

[en. B.C. Reg. 72/97, s. 3; am. B.C. Regs. 135/2002; 178/2011, s. 1.]

Duplicate licence

2.1  A duplicate copy of a licence may be issued if the holder of the licence

(a) completes a statement of loss in the form specified by the director, and

(b) pays the fee set out in Schedule C.

[en. B.C. Reg. 33/2004, s. 1.]

Angling guide exemptions

3  (1) For the purpose of section 1 of the Act and regulations under the Act, "guide for fish" does not include a class of persons who operate

(a) an aircraft or motor vehicle used for commercial purposes

(i)   on a government regulated schedule,

(ii)   between a commercial fishing camp, lodge or resort and any other place which is not an angling site,

(iii)   to transport persons travelling primarily for a non-recreational purpose, or

(iv)   to transport anglers to or from an angling site where such transportation is not a significant part of their transportation business and this transportation is not promoted by any person as a service to anglers,

(b) a fishing school

(i)   on waters for a period of less than 8 days in a calendar year,

(ii)   considered by the regional manager not to be in conflict with the management plan for the waters, and

(iii)   for which a permit is issued under subsection (3).

(2) Subsection (1) (a) (iv) does not apply to a person who transports an angler to 2 or more angling sites during a 24 hour period.

(3) A regional manager may issue a permit for the operation of a fishing school on waters in the region to a person who

(a) is associated with a recognized educational institution, or

(b) derives part of his or her income from work related to angling.

Angler exemptions

4  For the purpose of section 12 of the Act, a person is exempt who

(a) angles in waters on premises operated under a licence or permit for breeding, holding or rearing fish under this Act or the Fisheries Act,

(b) is a resident under 16 years of age,

(c) is under 16 years of age, not a resident and is accompanied by a person 16 years or older who holds an angling licence and other licences required by regulation, and fish caught and kept by the younger person are included as part of the daily catch and possession limit of that older person, or

(d) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 35/99, s. 3.]

(e) angles in any of the following waters while holding a sport fishing licence under the Yukon Territory Fishery Regulations (Canada):

(i)   Bennett Lake;

(ii)   Laidlaw Lake;

(iii)   Morley Lake;

(iv)   Rancheria River and its tributaries;

(v)   Swift River and its tributaries;

(vi)   Tagish Lake;

(vii)   Teslin Lake.

[am. B.C. Regs. 89/94; 35/99, s. 3; 333/2000; 178/2011, s. 5.]

Family fishing exemption

4.1  (1) An individual who is ordinarily resident in Canada is exempt from section 12 of the Act during the weekend in June in which Father's Day occurs, and the Friday immediately preceding that weekend, while angling in non-tidal water that is not a classified water.

(2) The exemption of an individual under subsection (1) is on condition that the individual not retain fish caught while exempt of a species for which a conservation surcharge stamp is required for retention.

[en. B.C. Reg. 170/2000; am. B.C. Regs. 406/2000; 150/2008.]

Number of licences

5  For the purposes of section 14 of the Act, the number of licences of each kind that a person may obtain or be in possession of during each licence year is as follows:

(a) one annual angling licence;

(b) one conservation surcharge stamp for steelhead;

(c) one conservation surcharge stamp for Kootenay Lake rainbow trout;

(d) one conservation surcharge stamp for salmon;

(e) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 36/95, s. 1 (b).]

(f) one conservation surcharge stamp for Shuswap Lake rainbow trout;

(g) one conservation surcharge stamp for Shuswap Lake char;

(h) for non resident aliens, one classified waters angling licence for the Dean River.

[en. B.C. Reg. 88/94, App. II, s. 3; am. B.C. Regs. 36/95, s. 1 (b); 72/97, s. 4; 178/2011, s. 1.]

Angling fees

6  The fees and conservation surcharges payable for a permit or an angling licence to angle for fish in non-tidal waters of the Province are those specified in Schedule C.

[am. B.C. Reg. 72/97, s. 5.]

Special conditions of an angling licence

6.1  The condition of an angling licence is that the holder not angle on waters listed in Schedule D unless the holder is

(a) under 16 years of age,

(b) 65 years of age or older, or

(c) a disabled resident.

[en. B.C. Reg. 90/96, s. 1 (a); am. B.C. Regs. 33/2004, s. 2; 178/2011, s. 6.]

Repealed

7–8  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 72/97, s. 6.]

Qualifications for an angling guide licence

9  (1) A person who is an angling guide must have public liability insurance, in an amount of not less than $2 million, that is

(a) applicable to his or her angling guide business, and

(b) in effect during the period for which the angling guide will operate.

(2) A person under 19 years of age is not eligible for an angling guide licence.

(3) An applicant for an angling guide licence or assistant angling guide licence is required to satisfy the regional manager that, with respect to angling in the region where the applicant intends to guide for fish, he or she has a working knowledge of the Act and regulations and the Fisheries Act (Canada) and its regulations.

[en. B.C. Reg. 72/97, s. 7; am. B.C. Regs. 167/97, s. 3; 405/2008, s. 1; 178/2011, s. 7.]

Application for an angling guide licence

10  (1) For each region of the Province in which an applicant for an angling guide licence proposes to guide for fish, the applicant must complete and submit an application in a manner satisfactory to the regional manager

(a) by May 31 where the waters and terms and conditions covered by the application are the same as those in the licence for the preceding year, or

(b) by January 15 where paragraph (a) does not apply.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the regional manager may consider applications submitted after the dates specified in subsection (1) (a) or (b) where the operating plan of the applicant is consistent with the management practices of the water or area and a $50 payment is received to help defray the cost of processing the late application.

Allocation of angler day quota

11  (1) Subsections (1.1) to (2) apply with respect to angler day quota for classified waters.

(1.1) Subject to subsection (1.2), a regional manager may allocate angler day quota to an angling guide by issuing a certificate to the angling guide only if

(a) a management plan applies to the classified water for which angler day quota is to be issued,

(b) the allocation is in accordance with

(i)   the management plan, and

(ii)   the requirements of this section, and

(c) the period for which the angler day quota is allocated is 20 years or less.

(1.2) A regional manager must use one of the following processes for allocating angler day quota for classified waters:

(a) a process that requires an angling guide to bid for angler day quota for one or more classified waters by sealed tender or auction;

(b) a process that requires an angling guide to submit a written proposal for the use of angler day quota;

(c) a process that requires an angling guide to submit a sealed tender referred to in paragraph (a), together with a written proposal, as referred to in paragraph (b).

(2) A regional manager may renew or extend the period for which angler day quota is allocated to an angling guide, if

(a) the angling guide submits to the regional manager an application, in the form required by the regional manager, for renewal of the angler day quota, and

(b) at least 1/2 of the term of the existing angler day quota has elapsed.

(3) A regional manager must not, in respect of a classified water for which the regional manager is responsible,

(a) issue angling guide licences for the licence year in excess of the number specified in column 2 of Schedule A for the classified water, or

(b) allocate total angler day quota for a period specified in column 4 of Schedule A for the classified water in excess of the number of days specified for that period in column 3 of Schedule A.

(4) A regional manager may exempt a class of angler from the application of subsection (3) (b) in respect of a water in a region specified by the regional manager in the exemption.

(5) The regional manager may allocate angler day quota for the Bulkley River additional guiding zone classified water only to a single person who is the holder of an angling guide licence for the Bulkley River classified water.

[en. B.C. Reg. 40/2005, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 12/2006, s. 2; 178/2011, s. 8.]

Adjustments to allocated angler day quota

11.1  If a number specified in column 3 of Schedule A for a classified water is revised downward so that the number of angler days in the existing total allocation of angler day quota in a period specified in column 4 of Schedule A for the classified water exceeds the maximum allowable specified in column 3 of Schedule A for that period, the regional manager who is responsible for the classified water must adjust the allocation of angler day quota

(a) by any method agreed upon by the regional manager and all of the affected angling guides, or

(b) by applying the following:

(i)   first, by reducing any unused angler day quota that is part of an existing allocation;

(ii)   secondly, if needed, by subtracting the remaining excess angler days from each angling guide according to the percentage of angler days each angling guide retained after the adjustment under subparagraph (i).

[en. B.C. Reg. 72/97, s. 9; am. B.C. Reg. 178/2011, s. 9.]

Cancellation, suspension or variation of angler day quota

11.2  Subject to section 11.3, a regional manager may cancel, suspend or vary angler day quota held by a person if the person

(a) fails to use substantially all of his or her angler day quota, without reasonable excuse, or

(b) contravenes the Act or this regulation.

[en. B.C. Reg. 12/2006, s. 3.]

Hearing

11.3  (1) A regional manager may cancel, suspend or vary angler day quota under section 11.2 only after holding a hearing.

(2) The regional manager must give reasonable notice of the time and place for the hearing to the person who holds the angler day quota that is to be considered at the hearing.

(3) Section 101 (3) of the Act applies to a notice required under subsection (2).

[en. B.C. Reg. 12/2006, s. 3.]

Fees for angler day quota

11.4  (1) A person who holds angler day quota must pay annually, for each day of angler day quota held, the applicable fee and conservation surcharge set out in Schedule C.1.

(2) A person referred to in subsection (1) must pay

(a) 45% of the amount required under that subsection

(i)   on the date of application for an angling guide licence, if the person applies on or before May 30 for an angling guide licence for the first time or for an angling guide licence that has different terms and conditions from the immediately prior licence held by that person, or

(ii)   by May 31, in all other cases, and

(b) the remainder of the amount required by September 30.

[en. B.C. Reg. 12/2006, s. 3.]

Angling guide fees

12  (1) The successful applicant for a licence to guide for fish must pay the applicable fee as follows:

(a) for an angling guide: $400 plus a conservation surcharge of $50;

(b) for an assistant angling guide: $130 plus a conservation surcharge of $20;

(c) for an increase in angler day quota through transfer from another angling guide: $300.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 12/2006, s. 4 (b).]

[en. B.C. Reg. 72/97, s. 10; am. B.C. Regs. 34/2004; 12/2006, s. 4; 178/2011, s. 10.]

Conditions of licence

13  (1) The conditions of an angling guide licence are that the holder

(a) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 72/97, s. 11.]

(b) report to the regional manager on or before the date specified in his licence,

(i)   the number of resident, non resident and non resident alien angler days guided for fish,

(ii)   the species, number and location of fish caught by each class of person the holder or the holder's assistant angling guides have guided for fish, and

(iii)   the classified waters angling licence number of each guided classified water angler angling in a classified water,

(c) not transfer the angler day quota or other rights under the licence to another person without the prior written approval of the regional manager of the region to which the licence applies, or

(d) use substantially all of the holder's angler day quota or have a reasonable excuse for failing to do so.

(1.1) It is a condition of an angling guide licence that permits guiding for fish on a water that is an item in column 1 of Schedule C.2 that the angling guide must not, on any day during the period specified in column 2 of Schedule C.2 for that item, guide for fish on that water, or permit an assistant angling guide employed by the angling guide to guide for fish on that water,

(a) a group that has more than 3 anglers, or

(b) more than one group of anglers.

(2) It is a condition of an angling guide licence and of an assistant angling guide licence that the angling guide or assistant angling guide not accompany or assist a non resident or non-resident alien angling on classified waters unless

(a) the non resident or non-resident alien is included in the angler day quota of an angling guide, or

(b) the holder of the licence has obtained the prior written approval of the regional manager to so accompany or assist.

(3) If a regional manager issues an angling guide licence to an angling guide who holds angler day quota for a classified water, the regional manager may attach conditions to the angling guide licence in respect of the classified water that

(a) limit

(i)   the period of time during which,

(ii)   the day of the week on which, and

(iii)   the area in which

the angling guide may guide for fish,

(b) limit the species for which the angling guide may guide for fish, and

(c) require, in addition to the requirements of subsection (1) (b) (ii), that the angling guide report

(i)   the size and sex of fish caught by the angling guide's guided classified water anglers, and

(ii)   the name and classified waters angling licence number of each guided classified water angler who has taken fish from the classified water.

[am. B.C. Regs. 72/97, s. 11; 12/2006, s. 5; 178/2011, ss. 1 and 11.]

Sale of fish prohibited

14  (1) No person shall sell, barter or attempt to sell or barter fish caught by angling in the non-tidal waters of the Province.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who is the operator of premises licensed under the Fisheries Act to culture fish if it is those fish that are to be sold or bartered.

Fish roe

15  (1) No person shall possess salmon roe or trout roe in an amount greater than 1 kg unless

(a) the roe was obtained from a commercial source that lawfully obtained that roe, or

(b) the person also has in his or her lawful possession fresh dressed salmon or trout, as the case may be, that was capable at the time it was caught of providing a quantity of roe exceeding 1 kg.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to roe a person possesses at his or her private residence or in circumstances to which the laws of the Province do not apply.

Dressing or packing of fish

16  (1) No person shall dress or pack a fish caught by angling in the non-tidal waters of the Province in a manner that obscures the means of identifying the species, number or size of fish caught.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the dressing or packing of fish

(a) by a person at that person's private residence, or

(b) in circumstances to which the laws of the Province do not apply.

Catch record

17  A person who catches and retains any of the following fish shall immediately record, in ink, in the space provided on the back of the basic angling licence, the year, month, day and region in which the fish was caught:

(a) a steelhead from the non-tidal waters of the Province;

(b) a rainbow trout that measures more than 50 cm from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail from Kootenay Lake east of a line between fishing boundary signs on opposite shores at Balfour Point and Proctor Lighthouse;

(c) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 36/95, s. 1 (c).]

(d) an adult chinook salmon from the non-tidal waters of the Province;

(e) a rainbow trout that measures more than 50 cm from the tip of the nose to the fork in the tail from Shuswap Lake;

(f) a char that measures more than 60 cm from the tip of the nose to the fork in the tail from Shuswap Lake.

[en. B.C. Reg. 88/94, App. II, s. 4; am. B.C. Reg. 36/95, s. 1 (c).]

Repealed

17.1  Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 88/94, App. II, s. 4.]

Collecting permit

18  (1) A person who

(a) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 154/92, s. 5.]

(b) collects fish for scientific purposes

may be granted a permit under this section by a regional manager.

(2) A holder of a permit under this section is exempt from the Act and the regulations under the Act, except this section, while acting in accordance with the permit to take fish on any water in the Province and in any manner authorized by the permit provided that the permit holder complies with each term and condition of the permit.

(3) The fee for a permit to collect fish for scientific purposes is $25.

(4) Despite subsection (3), no fee is payable for a permit issued to a person under this section authorizing the person to collect fish for non-profit scientific research purposes.

[am. B.C. Regs. 154/92, s. 5; 12/2006, s. 6.]

Offences

19  It is an offence for a person

(a) to angle on waters during periods specified for those waters in column 4 of Schedule A unless the person has in force all licences and permits required by the Act or regulations under that Act to fish those waters,

(a.1) to contravene section 2.01 (4),

(b) being an angling guide or assistant angling guide, to act as a guide for fish for a person on waters if the person being guided for fish does not possess a classified waters angling licence for those waters,

(c) being an angling guide, to guide for fish for a person on waters not specified in his or her angling guide licence,

(d) being an assistant angling guide, to guide for fish for a person on waters not specified in the licence of the employer angling guide,

(e) being an angling guide on classified waters, to fail to submit the report as specified in section 13 (1) (b) within 30 days of notification by registered mail to do so,

(f) to contravene section 14,

(g) to contravene section 15,

(h) to contravene section 16,

(i) to contravene section 17,

(j) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 88/94, App. II, s. 5.]

(k) to fail to comply with the reporting conditions of an angling guide licence specified in section 13 (1) (b) or under section 13 (3) (c), or

(l) to fail to comply with a condition of an angling guide licence or an assistant angling guide licence specified in section 13 (1) (c), (1.1) or (2) or under section 13 (3) (a) or (b).

[am. B.C. Regs. 154/92, s. 6; 88/94, App. II, s. 5; 72/97, s. 12; 20/2001; 178/2011, s. 12.]

Schedule A

[en. B.C. Reg. 178/2011, s. 13.]

(sections 1, 2, 2.01, 11 (3), 11.1 and 19 (a))

Classified Waters

  Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5

STEELHEAD

LICENCE

MANDATORY
ITEM WATERS

(includes unspecified tributaries unless indicated by an * before the name)
NO. OF GUIDES ANGLER DAY

QUOTA LIMIT
FROM TO FROM TO

Class I Coastal Waters (anadromous)
1 Babine River downstream of the juvenile fish counting weir located at the outlet of Nilkitkwa Lake (Babine River) 4 1 718 Sept. 1 Oct. 31 Sept. 1 Oct. 31
2 Dean River below signs in lower canyon (Dean River A) 3 740 June 1 Sept. 30 June 1 Sept. 30
3 Dean River from Kalone Creek to signs 500 m upstream of the lower canyon (Dean River B) 3 1 620 June 1 Sept. 30 June 1 Sept. 30
4 Dean River from Crag Creek to Kalone Creek (Dean River C) 1 100 June 1 Sept. 30 June 1 Sept. 30
5 Gitnadoix River 5 0 April 1 July 31 April 1 May 31
300 Aug. 1 March 31
6 Lakelse River 0 0 April 1 March 31 Sept. 1 May 31
7 Suskwa River 0 0 April 1 March 31 Sept. 1 Oct. 31
8 Sustut River 2 750 Sept. 1 Oct. 31 Sept. 1 Oct. 31
9 Zymoetz River upstream of Limonite Creek (Zymoetz River A) 3 100 July 24 Dec. 31 July 24 Dec. 31

Class I Inland Waters (non-anadromous)

Class II Coastal Waters (anadromous)
REGION 1
10 Ahnuhati River 4 340 April 1 Oct. 31 April 1 June 30
11 Kakweiken River 5 450 April 1 Oct. 31 April 1 June 30
12 Kingcome River 3 240 April 1 Oct. 31 April 1 June 30
13 Seymour River 2 230 Aug. 15 Oct. 31 Exempt
14 Wakeman River 4 580 April 1 Oct. 31 April 1 June 30
REGION 3
15 Thompson River downstream of Savona (Thompson River) 0 0 Oct. 1 Dec. 31 Oct. 1 Dec. 31
REGION 5
16 Atnarko River upstream to Young Creek and Bella Coola River (Atnarko River/Bella Coola River) 12 1 400 March 1 May 31 Exempt
17 Chilcotin River downstream of Chilko River (Chilcotin River) 8 600 Oct. 1 May 31 Oct. 1 May 31
18 Chuckwalla River and Kilbella River (Chuckwalla River/Kilbella River) 4 500 April 1 May 31 April 1 May 31
19 Nekite River 5 200 April 1 May 31 April 1 May 31
REGION 6
20 Bulkley River excluding the following tributaries: Morice and Suskwa Rivers (Bulkley River) 7 1 504 Sept. 1 Oct. 31 Sept. 1 Oct. 31
21 Bulkley River from the confluence with the Morice River to the railway bridge approximately 7 km downstream (Bulkley River additional guiding zone) 1 53 Sept. 1 Oct. 31 Sept. 1 Oct. 31
22 Damdochax Creek 1 220 Sept. 1 Oct. 31 Sept. 1 Oct. 31
23 Ecstall River 4 163 April 1 March 31 Exempt
24 Kispiox River 4 393 Sept. 1 Oct. 31 Sept. 1 Oct. 31
25 Kitseguecla River 0 0 April 1 March 31 Sept. 1 Oct. 31
26 Kitsumkalum River 11 959 April 1 Oct. 31 Aug. 7 May 31
0 Nov. 1 March 31
27 Kitwanga River 0 0 April 1 March 31 Sept. 1 Oct. 31
28 Kluatantan River 2 55 April 1 March 31 Sept. 1 Oct. 31
29 Kwinageese River 4 100 Sept. 1 Oct. 31 Sept. 1 Oct. 31
30 Ksi X'anmas River 4 115 April 1 May 31 April 1 May 31
134 June 1 Sept. 30
31 Morice River 3 433 Sept.1 Oct. 31 Sept. 1 Oct. 31
32 * Skeena River from Exchamsiks River to 1.5 km upstream of Kitsumkalum River (Skeena River 2) 17 4 687 July 1 Sept. 30 Exempt
33 *Skeena River upstream of 1.5 km upstream of Zymoetz River (Skeena River 4) 10 414 July 1 Dec. 31 July 1 Dec. 31
34 *Skeena River from Flint Creek to Chimdemash Creek (Skeena River 4 additional guiding zone) 12 586 July 1 Dec. 31 July 1 Dec. 31
35 Zymoetz River downstream of Limonite Creek (Zymoetz River B) 5 100 July 24 Aug. 31 July 24 May 31
117 Sept. 1 Oct. 31
50 Nov. 1 May 31
36 Yakoun River 10 155 Sept. 1 April 30 Dec. 1 April 30
37 Copper Creek in M.U. 6-12, Datlamen Creek, Deena Creek, Honna River, Mamin River, Pallant Creek, Tlell River (Haida Gwaii Other Rivers) 10 425 Sept. 1 April 30 Dec. 1 April 30

Class II Inland Waters (non-anadromous)
REGION 4
38 Bull River No limit 500 April 1 March 31 Exempt
39 Elk River excluding the following tributaries: Wigwam River; Coal Creek downstream of the old M.F. & M. Railway bridge located about 7 km upstream of the Elk River (Elk River) No limit 2 950 April 1 March 31 Exempt
40 Kootenay River upstream of White River (Kootenay River) 0 0 April 1 March 31 Exempt
41 Skookumchuck Creek No limit 150 April 1 March 31 Exempt
42 St. Mary River downstream of St. Mary Lake, excluding Joseph Creek (St. Mary River A) No limit 1 250 April 1 March 31 Exempt
43 St. Mary River upstream of St. Mary Lake (St. Mary River B) 0 0 April 1 March 31 Exempt
44 White River 0 0 April 1 March 31 Exempt
45 Wigwam River No limit 150 April 1 March 31 Exempt
REGION 5
46 Chilko River from Chilko Lake to Brittany Creek (Chilko River) 8 700 June 11 Oct. 31 Exempt
47 Dean River from Anahim Lake to Iltasyuko River (Dean River D) 6 600 June 16 Oct. 31 Exempt
48 *Horsefly River downstream of signs at Horsefly River Falls, including McKinley Creek downstream of McKinley Lake (Horsefly River) 5 400 June 1 Oct. 31 Exempt
49 *West Road River, also known as Blackwater River (West Road River) 12 1 750 June 15 Oct. 31 Exempt
REGION 7
50 Stellako River 1 120 April 1 March 31 Exempt

Schedule A.1

[en. B.C. Reg. 178/2011, s. 14.]

(section 2.01 (4) and (5))

Non-guided Non resident Alien Restrictions

Item Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
Waters

(includes unspecified tributaries unless indicated by an * before the name)
When non-guided non resident aliens must not angle Applicable period

Class I Coastal Waters
1 Babine River in the following zone only: Nilkitkwa Lake outlet at the juvenile fish counting weir to Nilkitkwa River confluence Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 1 to Oct. 31
2 Lakelse River in the following zone only: Lakelse Lake outlet downstream to the power line crossing located 3.5 km upstream of the Lakelse River confluence with the Skeena River April 1 to March 31 April 1 to March 31
3 Suskwa River Saturdays and Sundays April 1 to March 31
4 Zymoetz River upstream of Limonite Creek Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays July 24 to Dec. 31

Class II Coastal Waters
5 Bulkley River excluding the following tributaries: Morice, Suskwa and Telkwa Rivers Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 1 to Oct. 31
6 Kispiox River Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 1 to Oct. 31
7 Kitseguecla River Saturdays and Sundays April 1 to March 31
8 Kitwanga River Saturdays and Sundays April 1 to March 31
9 Kitsumkalum River in the following zone only: Kitsumkalum Lake outlet to Glacier Creek confluence Saturdays April 1 to March 31
10 Kitsumkalum River Sundays April 1 to March 31
11 Morice River Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 1 to Oct. 31
12 * Skeena River in the following zones only:

(a) Shegunia River confluence to Sedan Creek confluence; and

(b) Chimdemash Creek confluence to 1.5 km above Zymoetz River confluence
Saturdays and Sundays July 1 to Dec. 31
13 Telkwa River Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 Sept. 1 to Oct. 31
14 Zymoetz River downstream of Limonite Creek Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays July 24 to May 31

Schedule B

Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 72/97, s. 13.]

Schedule C

[en. B.C. Reg. 26/2003; am. B.C. Regs. 92/2003; 33/2004, s. 3; 40/2005, s. 3; 263/2005, ss. 4 to 6; 12/2006, s. 8; 214/2008, s. 2; 178/2011, ss. 1 and 15.]

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
Item Licence Fee Conservation

Surcharge
(1) For an annual angling licence issued to a
(a) resident $29 $7
(b) resident who is 65 years of age or older $4 $1
(c) disabled resident who has an approved Application for an Angling Fee Reduction $1 $0
(d) non-resident $39 $16
(e) non-resident alien $56 $24
(2) For an 8-day angling licence issued to a
(a) resident $16 $4
(b) non-resident $26 $10
(c) non-resident alien $35 $15
(3) For a 1-day licence issued to a
(a) resident $8 $2
(b) non-resident or non-resident alien $14 $6
(4) For a conservation surcharge stamp for steelhead issued to a
(a) resident $20 $5
(b) non-resident or non-resident alien $42 $18
(5) For a conservation surcharge stamp for Kootenay Lake rainbow trout issued to a
(a) resident $8 $2
(b) non-resident or non-resident alien $14 $6
(6) For a conservation surcharge stamp for salmon issued to a
(a) resident $12 $3
(b) non-resident or non-resident alien $21 $9
(7) For a conservation surcharge stamp for Shuswap Lake rainbow trout issued to a
(a) resident $8 $2
(b) non-resident or non-resident alien $14 $6
(8) For a conservation surcharge stamp for Shuswap Lake char issued to a
(a) resident $8 $2
(b) non-resident or non-resident alien $14 $6
(9) For a classified waters angling licence issued to a
(a) resident $12/year $3
(b) subject to paragraph (d), non-resident or non-resident alien for each Class I water $28/

angler day
$12
(c) non-resident or non-resident alien for each Class II water $14/day $6
(d) non-guided non resident alien selected in the Dean River Draw, for Dean River B and Dean River C combined $28/day $12
(10) For a duplicate copy of
(a)  a resident senior citizen angling licence $1 $0
(b) an angling licence for a disabled B.C. resident $1 $0
(c) any other angling licence prescribed in this regulation except a 1-day angling licence, an 8-day angling licence, a 1-day white sturgeon conservation licence, an 8-day white sturgeon conservation licence, a conservation surcharge stamp for Kootenay Lake rainbow trout, a conservation surcharge stamp for Shuswap Lake rainbow trout, or a conservation surcharge stamp for a Shuswap Lake char $10 $0
(d) an angling guide licence or an assistant angling guide licence $10 $0
(11) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 33/2004, s.3.]
(12) For a white sturgeon conservation licence issued to a    
  (a) resident — annual $0 $25
  (b) non-resident or non-resident alien — annual $0 $60
  (c) resident — 8-day $0 $15
  (d) non-resident or non-resident alien — 8-day $0 $30
  (e) resident — 1-day $0 $8
  (f) non-resident or non-resident alien — 1-day $0 $15

Schedule C.1

[en. B.C. Reg. 12/2006, s. 10.]

Angler Day Quota Held on or after April 1, 2007

  Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
Item Waters Fee for each day of angler day quota held Conservation surcharge for each day of angler day quota held
(1) For Class I coastal waters (anadromous) described in Schedule A of this regulation $16 $15
(2) For Class II coastal waters (anadromous) described in Schedule A of this regulation $11 $15
(3) For Class I inland waters (non-anadromous) described in Schedule A of this regulation $6 $15
(4) For Class II inland waters (non-anadromous) described in Schedule A of this regulation $1 $15

Schedule C.2

[en. B.C. Reg. 178/2011, s. 16.]

(section 13 (1.1))

Applicable Waters and Periods for Angling Guide Restrictions

  Column 1 Column 2
Item Water

(includes unspecified tributaries)
From To
1 Kitsumkalum River upstream of the Kitsumkalum River canyon located approximately 10 km upstream of the confluence with the Skeena River April 1 Oct. 31
2 Kitsumkalum River downstream of the Kitsumkalum River canyon located approximately 10 km upstream of the confluence with the Skeena River April 1 Oct. 31
3 Zymoetz River upstream of Limonite Creek July 24 Dec. 31
4 Zymoetz River downstream of Limonite Creek July 24 May 31

Schedule D

[en. B.C. Reg. 90/96, s. 1 (c); am. B.C. Regs. 53/2001, s. (b); 119/2007; 301/2008.]

Column 1 Column 2
Item Waters Management

Unit
1 Bainbridge Lake 1-7
2 Bings Creek 1-4
3 Chase River 1-5
4 Mayo Lake 1-4
5 Millstone River between Brannan Lake and Pearson Bridge 1-5
6 Rogers Creek 1-7
7 Willow Creek 1-6
8 Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 301/2008.]  
9 Lonzo Creek and tributaries 2-4
10 One-Mile Lake 2-9
11 Sardis Park Pond 2-4
12 Paul Creek below Paul Lake 3-27
13 Coal Creek below the old M.F. & M. Railway bridge located

about 7 km above the Elk River
4-23
14 Dorothy Lake 4-26
15 Fisher Maiden Lake 4-26
16 Idlewild Lake 4-3
17 Norbury Creek 4-22
18 Baker Creek below Pinnacle Provincial Park 5-13
19 Beaverley Creek 7-10
20 McMillan Creek 7-15
21 Mugaha Creek 7-30
22 Isobel Lake 3-28

Note: this regulation replaces B.C. Reg. 97/87.

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Wildlife Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 488, sections 52, 53 and 108]