Similkameen River, including tributaries

Regulation Number: 
2023-08-03
Status: 
Proposed
Region: 
Region 8 - Okanagan
MU: 
8-3
8-4
8-5
Regulation Type: 
Quota
Species: 
Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout
Closing Date: 
January 6, 2023 at midnight
Decision Statement: 

Pending

Current Regulations: 

Rainbow trout release between Hwy 3 bridge at Princeton and Hwy 3 bridge 31 km downstream of Princeton

Proposed Regulations: 

Rainbow and Cutthroat trout catch and release only

Rationale: 

Increased protection for wild-stock rainbow and cutthroat in response to increased frequency and intensity of drought conditions. The current regulation is not supported by data. Numerous other local fisheries provide opportunities for rainbow trout harvest.