Dear Angler:

The new angling season is approaching, and anglers who wish to purchase their 2010/2011 Non-tidal Angling Licenses before the season starts on April 1, 2010, may do so now.
Go to www.fishing.gov.bc.ca.

The new season licenses will be valid from April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011.

As licenses for the current year 2009/2010 (which expire on March 31, 2010) will still be available for sale during this time, please ensure you select 2010/2011 for your new year license purchase.

Returning anglers will require their Angler Number (found at the top of your printed license), date of birth and phone number used at the time of registration in order to purchase licenses. If you require assistance in returning to your Angler Profile please contact the Front Counter BC Call Centre at 1-877-855-3222.

Anglers may access the 2009/2011 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis as well as any in-season regulation changes at www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations.

Hard copies may still be available at Visitor Information Centres throughout the province, although supplies are limited.

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC provides a stocking program and recreational fisheries support to encourage public sport fishing in British Columbia. To sign up for their newsletter featuring seasonal information on fishing opportunities, stories and tips on the best of fishing in BC go to www.gofishbc.com.

Fish & Wildlife Branch
Ministry of Environment