Stamp River Steelhead Report

Jan 29 2019

Overview - River Conditions - Weather Outlook - Regulations


River  Moderate Levels

River is in great shape at about medium winter levels which has provided for some reliable opportunities this past week and looking forward.,

Most trips have been encountering between 2-5 Steelhead per day with a few bright winter runs in the mix of predominantly fall runs Steelhead.

Good time to get out there and get your fish on!

Stamp River Winter Steelhead January 2019   Bright Chrome Winter Steelhead 2019


Winter Steelhead - Guided Day Trips

Winter Steelhead - Guided Day Trips

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River Gauges

DFO has a series of gauges on the river which we utilize to share information on levels.  There is the gauge at Robertson Creek, Stamp Falls and the Sproat River.  Stamp Falls gauge is our key indicator that we follow to indicate trends.  This gauge is below the confluence of the Ash and Stamp, so high higher volumes than the one at Robertson Creek which is on the very upper Stamp.

The graphs below are the 1 month trend. When you click and go to the live data you will see a calendar so you can back date the start date for the graph. The default of the live data set is one week.

The other functioning gauge is the Sproat River. In high water conditions this is very helpful towards indicating the trend but it is a very short river with Sproat lake behind it. The Sproat River gauge which is a few km above where it empties into the Somass River.

Updated river level reports can be generated by links on graphs or at

Roberston Creek Water Levels   Stamp River Levels

Weekly Weather Outlook

Stamp River Weather Outlook

Winter Regulations: Stamp/Somass/Sproat System

Download Region 1 Vancouver Island Regulations

Licenses and Steelhead : Steelhead fishing: Your basic licence must be validated with a Steelhead
Conservation Surcharge Stamp if you fish for steelhead anywhere in B.C. weather your intention is to release or retain. Get your licence online.

Gear: Single barbless hook must be used in all streams of Region 1, all year.

Locations Referenced:
Upper River - Above Stamp Falls
Middle River - Stamp Falls Pool to Girl Guide Falls
Lower River - Stamp River at Girl Guide Falls downstream to and including Somass and Sproat Rivers.

Bait Use Permitted:  Lower River- Stamp River Lower Section starting downstream of signs at Girl Guide Falls located approximately 250 Meters upstream of beaver creek falls. Use also permitted within Somass and Sproat Rivers.

Bait Ban : Middle and Upper River Bait ban all year Stamp River upstream of signs at “Girl Guide Falls” (approximately 250 m upstream of the mouth of Beaver Creek).

The "Girl Guide Falls" are accessed from the Alberni Sportsman's Association on Sportsmen road off of beaver creek.

Quota/Limit: All wild Steelhead in BC must be released. Daily limit of hatchery Steelhead is 2. Possession limit is 4. We encourage limited or non retention of hatchery Winter Steelhead to spread out availability and opportunity. When you have caught and retained your daily quota of hatchery steelhead from any water, you must stop fishing that water for the remainder of that day.

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