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.