The Province is closing all angling in Salmon Arm Bay to protect chinook and coho gathering to spawn at the confluence of Salmon River and Shuswap Lake.
The closure runs from south and west of a line between Engineer’s Point and Sunnybrae Point, and will be in effect from Sept. 3 until Dec. 31, 2016.
Dry weather and high temperatures this summer have resulted with low waters in the lake and a slow flow on the river, making it difficult for fish swim up-river to spawn.
- The Province is responsible for non-salmon freshwater fisheries, including sea-run steelhead, cutthroat and Dolly Varden.
- The federal government is responsible for First Nations fisheries, commercial and recreational fisheries in tidal waters, and salmon fisheries in non-tidal waters.
See a map of the closure area: https://www.flickr.com/gp/bcgovphotos/529A43