River-by-River Summary

The following is a river-by-river summary of the new regulations as they apply to anglers:

Bulkley River

  • Canadian resident-only on Saturday and Sunday from September 1 to October 31

Telkwa River

  • Canadian resident-only all week from September 1 to October 31

Morice River

  • Canadian resident-only on Saturday and Sunday from September 1 to October 31

Babine River

  • Canadian resident-only Saturday and Sunday from September 1 to October 31 in a zone from the outlet of Nilkitkwa Lake (juvenile fish counting weir) downstream to the Nilkitkwa River confluence (this zone is ~4.8 km in length)

Kitwanga and Kitseguecla Rivers

  • Canadian resident-only on Saturday and Sunday all year (applicable when these 2 rivers are open to fishing from June 15 to December 31)

Suskwa River

  • Change from Class 2 to Class 1 designation all year
  • Canadian resident-only on Saturday and Sunday all year (applicable when the river is open to fishing from June 15 to December 31)

Kispiox River

  • Canadian resident-only Saturday and Sunday from September 1 to October 31

Lakelse River

  • Change from Class 2 to Class 1 designation
  • Extension of mandatory steelhead stamp from September 1 to May 31
  • Canadian resident-only zone all year from outlet of Lakelse Lake downstream to power line crossing, located 3.5 km upstream of the Lakelse River confluence with the Skeena River (this zone is ~ 17.6 km in length)

Zymoetz (Class 1) River (upstream of Limonite Creek)

  • Extension of Classified Waters period from July 24 to December 31
  • Extension of mandatory steelhead stamp from July 24 to December 31
  • Canadian resident-only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 24 to December 31

Zymoetz (Class 2) River (below Limonite Creek)

  • Extension of mandatory steelhead stamp from July 24 to May 31
  • Extension of Classified Waters period from July 24 to May 31
  • Canadian resident-only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 24 to May 31

Kitsumkalum River

  • Extension of mandatory steelhead stamp from August 7 to May 31
  • Canadian resident-only all year on: Saturday in zone from Kitsumkalum Lake outlet downstream to Glacier Creek confluence (this zone is ~8.5 km in length);  Sunday on the entire river

Skeena River (Section 4)

  • Extension of Classified Waters period from July 1 to December 31
  • Extension of mandatory steelhead stamp from July 1 to December 31
  • Canadian resident-only in two zones on Saturday and Sunday from July 1 to December 31
  • Zone A: Shegunia River confluence downstream to Sedan Creek confluence (this zone is ~60 km in length)
  • Zone B: Chimdemash Creek confluence downstream to 1.5 km upstream from Zymoetz River confluence (this zone is ~ 18 km in length)

Map of Skeena Watershed