Shuswap and Okanagan anglers can now dust off their rods for river fishing.
The government of B.C. has re-opened angling for streams and rivers in the Okanagan region due to lower water temperatures and increased flows.
The decision reverses previous closures on the Similkameen, Kettle and West Kettle Rivers and tributaries (July 15), Middle Shuswap River (July 30) and Okanagan River main-stem (Aug. 6). All of these closures were put in place to protect fish stocks due to low flows and high water temperatures.
Salmon fishing remains closed in the region.
“Water levels in many systems in the Thompson and Shuswap are extremely low and temperatures in many cases are reaching lethal limits for migrating salmon,” reads the Fisheries and Oceans Canada notice.