Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

Address: 80 Regatta Landing, Suite 101, Victoria, BC V9A 7S2
Phone Number: (250) 414-4200 or (888) 601-4200

We're making fishing in BC even better.

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC was created in 2003 as North America's only private, non-profit fisheries service funded by licence revenues.

The Society manages six freshwater fish hatcheries, conducts fisheries research, and promotes sports fishing. In partnership with provincial fisheries managers, the Freshwater Fisheries Society stocks close to 1,000 lakes around BC.

The Society also works to make angling more accessible for all, provides conservation services to protect wild fish, and educates the public about sport fishing and conservation.

Fish by the millions

Every year, Society hatcheries raise and release over 8 million trout, char, and kokanee salmon - both juvenile fry and catchable size fish. The Society also manages special recovery programs for endangered species such as white sturgeon.

Science and Conservation

Our scientists are researching ways to improve the growth, survival and quality of fish stocked into BC lakes and rivers. That means better fishing, as well as new ways to protect and enhance wild fish populations and preserve biodiversity.

Shaping the Future

Angling is a fun, healthy, sustainable sport for all ages - and an important part of BC's economy. The Society is committed to making fishing in BC even better by stocking lakes in and near BC's major communities, and by teaching kids and their parents how to fish responsibly.

Your fishing licence funds our work. Thank you!

As of April 1, 2015, 100% of licence revenue generated from fishing licences is directed to the Freshwater Fisheries Society to invest in services aimed at improving freshwater fisheries in BC.

Latest Posts & News

The Beauty of BC!

By Go Fish BC, May 30th, 2015

Sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words! A double rainbow on Puntzi Lake... perfect end to a day.

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Steelhead Release

By Go Fish BC, May 22nd, 2015

Check out this Steelhead Release.

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First Kokanee Released in Penticton Creek in 20 Years

By Paul Askey, Fresh water Fisheries Society of BC, May 4th, 2015

On April 16 and April 21, for the first time in over 20 years, hatchery kokanee were released back into Penticton Creek.

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Sturgeon Broodstock

By Go Fish BC, Apr 15th, 2015

Yesterday was the first day of brood capture by the Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Center staff. 2 sturgeon were caught, a mature ma ... Read Full Article

Loading Rainbow Trout

By Go Fish BC, Mar 30th, 2015

Have you ever wondered how we get the fish into the trucks? 
Wonder no longer, the Vancouver Island Trout Hatchery will show you ho ... Read Full Article

Free Rod Loan Program

By Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, Mar 24th, 2015

Don't have fishing gear? No problem, borrow a rod and tackle from one of these sites for FREE!!

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Catch and Release...Doing it Right

By Sara Northrup, Research Biologist, FFSBC and Brian Chan , Feb 11th, 2015

Published in BC Outdoors Sport Fishing Magazine's Spring 2010 edition

British Columbia is blessed with diverse an ... Read Full Article

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