Stamp River Chinook and Coho Now Open!

September Report
Chinook and Coho Runs Are In Full Swing!  Spin - Gear - Fly

Fall Chinook Salmon 2019

Regulations 2019

  With back to back low pressure systems the past ten days, both the Chinook and Coho are throughout the Stamp River system already.

With moderate/high summer conditions the fish have lots of cover. Fly fishing and gear fishing, its all producing nice encounters.

We are fishing now through October with dates open.
Chef Derek Taylor 1st course of the evening   Five Course Fisherman's Gourmet dinner
Great fishing and new friends only gets better with fantastic food. California, British Columbia and England all here right now and tomorrow we are welcoming Ireland and Germany!

Still room for more, give us a call!


Run Size Update:

Somass/Robertson Creek Hatchery Chinook:
The forecast terminal return of adult Stamp/RCH Chinook to Barkley Sound and Alberni Inlet in 2019 is approximately 130,000 (range 97,000 to 165,000). The predicted adult age composition is 2%, 85% and 13% of 3, 4 and 5-year old fish, respectively. With this expected age composition and a target of 39M eggs, the escapement target is approximately 21,000.

This means a big surplus of Chinook Salmon to the system.!

2019 chinook migration to date

Fall Salmon & Steelhead Fish-Lodge-Dine

Fall Salmon & Steelhead Fish-Lodge-Dine

1 Night Lodging & 1 Day fully guided fishing. Breakfast, Lunch, Gourmet Dinner, Fish Care . Stay as many days that fit your schedule! Trip Details »
 
Fall Salmon & Steelhead - Guided Day Trips

Fall Salmon & Steelhead - Guided Day Trips

1 Day Guided Fishing Trip Details »

REGULATIONS

DFO Online Link
www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/fresh-douce/region1-eng.html
(scroll down to Somass River)
  • All retained chinook and sockeye must measure 30 cm or more from tip of nose to tail fork, and all coho must measure 25 cm or more.
  • An "adult chinook" in Region 1 is defined as being over 50 cm.
Somass River   All June 1 to Aug 24 Bait ban
Except in those areas and times listed below Chinook Aug 25 to Dec 31 2 per day, 1 of which may be more than 77cm in length.
Coho Aug 25 to Dec 31 2 per day
Approximately 200 meters above and 150 metres below the island near the boat launch at Somass Park near Service Road. Sockeye July 5 until further notice No retention of sockeye.
FN0620
From the tidal boundary at the Papermill Dam to white triangular fishing boundary signs approximately 0.5 km upstream (Falls Road Gravel Pit and the southernmost end of Collins Farm/Arrow Vale Campground-Hector Road). All Aug 25 to Nov 15 Finfish closure
Somass River tributaries   All May 1 to Oct 31 Bait ban.
Sproat River   All May 1 to Oct 31 Bait ban
All Apr 1 to Mar 31 No retention of salmon.
Sproat River from Sproat Lake to fishing boundary signs approx. 300m downstream of Hwy 4 All Jun 15 to Nov 15 Finfish closure
Stamp River Except in those areas and times listed below
Chinook Aug 25 to Dec 31 2 per day, 1 of which may be more than 77 cm. in length
Coho Aug 25 to Dec 31 2 per day
From the confluence of the Ash River upstream to the Great Central Lake Dam All Jan 1 to Apr 30 Finfish closure
Between fishing boundary signs approximately 200m upstream of and 500m downstream of Stamp Falls All June 15 to Nov 15 Finfish closure
Hatchery Lagoon - from boundary signs on either side of the Stamp River located at the inlet of the Stamp River hatchery lagoon continuing downstream approx. 250m to the cable car crossing All Aug 25 to Oct 31 Finfish closure
Powerline Crossing - from boundary signs on either side of the Stamp River at the powerline crossing downstream approx. 500m to boundary signs on either side of the Stamp River located at the inlet of the Stamp River hatchery lagoon. All Oct 1 to Oct 14 Finfish closure
Upstream of signs located at Girl Guide Falls approximately 250m upstream of the Beaver Creek and Stamp River confluence All Apr 1 to Mar 31 Bait ban
Downstream of signs at "Girl Guide Falls" approximately 250m upstream of the mouth of Beaver Creek. All Jun 1 to Aug 24 Bait ban
Stamp River tributaries   All May 1 to Oct 31 Bait ban.