Pacific Region Fishing License:
It’s that time of year when all of us who love to fish the beautiful waters of British Columbia must renew our fishing licenses. To do this, you can either visit your local fishing store or simply purchase a license online. To purchase a license online, visit the Department of Fisheries and Oceans of BC website and follow the instructions. The exception to purchasing an online licence is if you are a non-resident and plan to fish for halibut off the shores of Ucluelet (area 23). In this case, you are required to purchase your license at a local fishing store.
For those who only plan to fish for a day or two, a 1, 3, and 5 day license may be purchased. If you are going to be targeting salmon, a salmon conservation stamp must be added to the license.
For all residents of Canada, keep in mind that minors (under 16) fish for free. For those under 16, a salt water license (paper copy) must be obtained at no charge. However, if you plan to fish for salmon with that license, a salmon conservation stamp must be purchased at the cost of $6.00. For all those fishing in fresh water, no paper copy is needed.
One last thing to keep in mind when it comes to fishing licenses: Dad’s fish for free on Fathers Day. So, if you wish to give your dad the best Father’s Day gift ever, give us a call, we’d love to be of service.
As a new season begins, may we all fish legally and responsibly. May this tremendous resource we have be a resource we can pass on to generations to come. From all of us at Reel Time Fishing Charters, be safe, have fun, and keep those lines tight!
Owner and operator of Reel Time Fishing Charters.