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June 26, 2015 10:15PM Post #1
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The official regulations says that:

''It is unlawful to use Use barbed hooks or a hook with more than one point in any river, stream, or slough. (Note: The use of barbed hooks in lakes is permitted, unless noted in the Regional Water-Specific Tables)''

So what does that mean exactly? It doesn't say you can use multi-point hooks in lakes, but it doesn't specifically say you can't either.

Also what's this rubbish about not being allowed more than one line per boat? I really can't have two people fishing in a boat when we both have licenses?
June 27, 2015 11:52AM Post #2
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The freshwater fishing regulations state what you said above for moving water - you must use a single barbless hook.

They also state under the general regulations that barbed hooks are not allowed anywhere in BC freshwater. Barbless trebles may be used on stillwater unless the regulations specific to that body of water in the lookup table state otherwise. Often there will be a note next to the body of water stating ''single barbless hook''.

Hope this answers your question.

As for the boat question I'm not sure what you are referencing? It states in the regs if you are alone fishing out of a boat you may use more than one line. There is no law stating you can only have one line in the water per boat and especially given you have multiple license holders in that said boat.

I admit that the regs can be pretty confusing at times and in past years they have had to rewrite to clear up some grey area but all the info is there now.
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Oct 7, 2015 12:46PM Post #3
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Hi Cory, its a rainy day so I am catching up on some long overdue reading, One thing I noted is that you say barbed hooks are not allowed anywhere in BC freshwater. I have just been reading the regs page number 9, under the word it is unlawful, the regs state that you can use barbed hooks in lakes unless specifically noted in for specific lakes in the regional summary.
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Oct 13, 2015 1:38PM Post #4
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robertg wrote:
Hi Cory, its a rainy day so I am catching up on some long overdue reading, One thing I noted is that you say barbed hooks are not allowed anywhere in BC freshwater. I have just been reading the regs page number 9, under the word it is unlawful, the regs state that you can use barbed hooks in lakes unless specifically noted in for specific lakes in the regional summary.


Robertg you are correct I made an error! For those wanting to use barbed hooks in BC Lakes make absolutely sure the body of water you are fishing is not noted as ''barbless'' or ''single barbless'' in the regional lookup table. You'll find most popular fishing lakes in BC will disallow barbed hooks.


From the 2013-2015 BC Freshwater Regs:

IT IS UNLAWFUL TO ....

Use barbed hooks or a hook with more than one point in any river, stream, creek or slough in B.C. (Note: the use of barbed hooks in lakes is permitted, unless noted in the Regional Water-Specific Tables)
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