LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending Oct 24/ 2021


Andreas Handl owner of Kingfish Sport Fishing Adventures provided this photo of his clients.  Congratulations on catch everyone.
Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with Andreas, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email


The Douglas Channel continues to produce Halibut, Bottomfish, Crab and prawns.  This time of year, trips down the Douglas Channel depends on the weather conditions but the fishing can still be very productive.


RECREATIONAL – Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
FN0910-Recreational – Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) – Halibut – In-season Update on Daily Limit

This Fishery Notice supersedes FN0296 to announce an increase to 
daily limit for halibut measuring under 90 cm in length. The 
updated Fishery Notice reads as follows:
For 2021, the recreational halibut fishery allocation is 914,750 
pounds. The recreational halibut fishery is actively managed to 
stay within sector's allocation and fishers should watch for 
subsequent Fishery Notices to announce potential in-season changes.
The following measures are in effect coast wide as noted below: 
Open time:
Effective at 00:01 hours February 15, 2021, fishing for halibut 
was opened coast-wide until further notice(See Fishery Notice FN013
3 and FN296).
Effective September 11, 2021 until December 31, 2021:
The daily and possession limit for halibut is EITHER of:
---- One (1) halibut measuring 90 cm to 133 cm in length 
(69 cm to 102 cm head-off),
---- Three (3) halibut, each measuring under 90 cm in length 
(69 cm head-off).
No person shall retain a halibut greater than 133 cm head-on length
 (102 cm head-off).
Head-off measurements are made from the base of the pectoral fin at its most forward point to the extreme end of the middle of the tail.
Annual Limit:
No person shall catch and retain more than ten (10) halibut in the
 aggregate from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
The 2021/22 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence and Conditions of 
Licence will be in effect from April 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022.
All halibut retained by the licence holder between April 1, 2021 
and March 31, 2022 shall be immediately recorded on the 2021/2022 
Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence, or, if mobile access is 
immediately available, the licence holder may record catch in the 
National Recreational Licensing System. The area from which each 
halibut is caught and its head-on length shall immediately be 
The exceptions to these openings are:
Areas 121: No person shall fish for or retain halibut, rockfish 
and lingcod in Area 121 outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward
 of a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.000 minutes and 
125 degrees 17.386 minutes W and continues south easterly at a 
bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 degrees 
28.327 minutes and 125 degrees 01.687 minutes W.
Areas 121: Closed to all finfish, year round in the waters of 
Swiftsure Bank. Those portions of Subareas 121-1 and 121-2 inside 
a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.000 minutes N and 125 degrees 
06.000 minutes W, then true east to 48 degrees 34.000 minutes N 
and 124 degrees 54.200 minutes W, then southeasterly to the 
International Boundary, outer perimeter at 48 degrees 
29.618 minutes N and 124 degrees 43.553 minutes W, then westerly 
following the International Boundary perimeter to 48 degrees 
29.605 minutes N and 124 degrees 56.190 minutes W, then 
northwesterly to the beginning point.
Rockfish Conservation Area (RCA) and Glass Sponge Reef (GSR) 
closures remain in effect - refer to the following web pages for 
Variation Order 2021-RFQ-0496 is in effect.
Anglers are reminded of the mandatory condition of licence for 
the release of rockfish; all anglers in vessels shall immediately 
return all rockfish that are not being retained to the water and 
to a similar depth from which they were caught by use of an 
inverted weighted barbless hook or other purpose-built descender 
Greg Hornby (Regional Manager Recreational Fisheries) -