Tidal Waters Sport Fishing License Fees
|Adult annual (16-64 years of age)||$22.26||$107.06|
|Senior Annual (65 years of age and over)||$11.66||$107.06|
|Salmon Conservation Stamp||$6.36||$6.36|
|Juvenile annual (Under 16 years of age)||FREE||FREE|
* A resident is a person who normally resides in Canada. Valid identification of proof of residency must be provided.
* Prices include all taxes.
For further information, contact the Pacific Fishery License Unit at 604-666-0566.
Where to buy a tidal waters sports fishing license
Tidal waters sport fishing licenses are available province-wide from vendors, including sporting good stores, resorts, service stations, marinas, charters, and department stores. You can consult the Vendor List or download a printable (PDF) version. For further information, contact the Pacific Fishery License Unit at 604-666-0566.
DFO licensing contacts
A salmon conservation stamp ($6.36) must be affixed to licenses held by anglers, both adult and juvenile, wishing to retain any species of Pacific salmon. The stamp is annual.
If a license is lost or accidentally destroyed, a replacement license must be obtained prior to resuming fishing, and can be acquired at no cost from any license vendor. The vendor will ask you to complete and sign a Statement of Loss describing the disposition of the original license. It is illegal to hold more than one license.
For information on Non-tidal Angling License categories and current fees, please visit the provincial government’s website at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/licences/classified-licences.html
Angling license information for non-tidal waters is also available in the annual British Columbia Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis.
NEW: As of September 2007, individuals may purchase and pay online for a Freshwater Fishing License for recreational purposes at: http://www.fishing.gov.bc.ca
Your Non-tidal Angling License must be validated with a provincial salmon conservation stamp to keep a salmon of any legal size or species (other than kokanee) from non-tidal waters. A stamp is not required if you intend to release all salmon caught, however a provincial Non-tidal Angling License is still required.