Stamp River Update

An amazing place for Salmon and Steelhead fishing coupled with a beautiful log lodge on the shores of the legendary Stamp River.

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The 2018 outlook for the Stamp River is a great one! The fish are on time and already ticking their way through the counters.

Chinook: DFO has announced that the forecast is for moderate to abundance for Chinook, with aa run forecast of 83,000 Chinook (60,000 to 105,000) to return to the system, which is in the top 3 returns of the decade.  A surplus of over 50,000 Chinook at a minimum is the expectations.

Coho: The same DFO outlook is calling for a moderate return of Coho similar to last year.

Limits: 
  • 2 Chinook per day (1 over 77cm and 1 under, or 2 under 77cm) (4 possession for trip)
  • 2 Coho per day (4 possession for trip) 

Run Size Update

Daily Chinook Migration   Chinook Migration Trend


 

Regulations

Public Notice Aug 30 2018 - View PDF
DFO Fresh Water Regulations Site

Somass River

 

All

June 1 to Aug 24

Bait ban

Except in those areas and times listed below

Chinook

Aug 25 to Dec 31

2 per day, 1 of which may be more than 77cm in length.
FN0904

Coho

Aug 25 to Dec 31

2 per day
FN0904

From the tidal boundary at the Papermill Dam to white triangular fishing boundary signs approximately 0.5 km upstream (Falls Road Gravel Pit and the southernmost end of Collins Farm/Arrow Vale Campground-Hector Road).

All

Aug 25 to Nov 15

Finfish closure

Somass River tributaries

 

All

May 1 to Oct 31

Bait ban.

Sproat River

 

All

May 1 to Oct 31

Bait ban

All

Apr 1 to Mar 31

No retention of salmon.

Sproat River from Sproat Lake to fishing boundary signs approx. 300m downstream of Hwy 4

All

Jun 15 to Nov 15

Finfish closure

Stamp River

Except in those areas and times listed below

     

Chinook

Aug 25 to Dec 31

2 per day, 1 of which may be more than 77 cm. in length
FN0904

Coho

Aug 25 to Dec 31

2 per day
FN0904

From the confluence of the Ash River upstream to the Great Central Lake Dam

All

Jan 1 to Apr 30

Finfish closure

Between fishing boundary signs approximately 200m upstream of and 500m downstream of Stamp Falls

All

June 15 to Nov 15

Finfish closure

Hatchery Lagoon - from boundary signs on either side of the Stamp River located at the inlet of the Stamp River hatchery lagoon continuing downstream approx. 250m to the cable car crossing

All

Aug 25 to Oct 31

Finfish closure

Powerline Crossing - from boundary signs on either side of the Stamp River at the powerline crossing downstream approx. 500m to boundary signs on either side of the Stamp River located at the inlet of the Stamp River hatchery lagoon.

All

Oct 1 to Oct 14

Finfish closure

Upstream of signs located at Girl Guide Falls approximately 250m upstream of the Beaver Creek and Stamp River confluence

All

Apr 1 to Mar 31

Bait ban

Downstream of signs at "Girl Guide Falls" approximately 250m upstream of the mouth of Beaver Creek.

All

Jun 1 to Aug 24

Bait ban

Stamp River tributaries

 

All

May 1 to Oct 31

Bait ban.