More fish off the hook

Trout are now off hook, along with salmon in Middle Shuswap River

  • Jul. 29, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Trout are now off hook, along with salmon.

The Government of B.C. is suspending all angling in Middle Shuswap River due to warm water temperatures and low flows.

Effective Thursday through Sept. 30, 2015, all angling in the Middle Shuswap River, downstream of Shuswap Falls to Mabel Lake is prohibited. The angling closure is located in Wildlife Management Units 8-23 through 8-25. The closure has been put in place to protect fish stocks at a time when they are vulnerable due to high water temperatures and low flows. Trout may also congregate in refuge pools at these times, making them more vulnerable to angling pressures. Other streams in these areas are not affected at this time.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has also closed the Middle Shuswap and the two closures will support one another. B.C. government fisheries biologists are monitoring approximately 40 other key angling streams throughout the province, and if conditions warrant, additional closures are possible. Angling closures are enabled through the British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations of the federal Fisheries Act.

 

 

 

The Government of B.C. is suspending all angling in Middle Shuswap River due to warm water temperatures and low flows.

Effective Thursday through Sept. 30, 2015, all angling in the Middle Shuswap River, downstream of Shuswap Falls to Mabel Lake is prohibited. The angling closure is located in Wildlife Management Units 8-23 through 8-25. The closure has been put in place to protect fish stocks at a time when they are vulnerable due to high water temperatures and low flows. Trout may also congregate in refuge pools at these times, making them more vulnerable to angling pressures. Other streams in these areas are not affected at this time.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has also closed the Middle Shuswap and the two closures will support one another. B.C. government fisheries biologists are monitoring approximately 40 other key angling streams throughout the province, and if conditions warrant, additional closures are possible. Angling closures are enabled through the British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations of the federal Fisheries Act.