If you are 16 years of age or older you must have a valid basic freshwater ?shing licence to sport ?sh in non-tidal waters in BC. You must also purchase the appropriate supplementary licences and stamps. If you are under 16 and a resident of BC, you may sport ?sh without any licence or stamp but must still abide by the regulations. You can purchase your non-tidal/freshwater ?shing licence online through the government of B.C.’s website or in person from a participating vendor.
Be sure to read and understand the Freshwater Fishing Regulations before you go ?shing. You can download and print speci?c regions from the synopsis or obtain a hard copy from a licence vendor. To download the 2017-2019 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis (Complete Edition) click below.
All anglers must have a fishing licence to fish tidal waters in BC. Children under the age of 16 are free but must still obtain a licence.
A Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence:
For more information on regulations click below.