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Yukon Territory Fishery Regulations (C.R.C., c. 854)

Regulations are current to 2020-06-28 and last amended on 2011-09-22. Previous Versions

Sport Fishing

[SOR/94-269, s. 4]
  •  (1) No person shall engage in sport fishing in Tatlmain or Wellesley Lake unless the person holds

    • (a) a sport fishing licence set out in any of paragraphs 5(a) to (i) of Schedule III; and

    • (b) a sport fishing licence set out in paragraph 5(l) or (m), as the case may be, of that Schedule.

  • (2) No person shall, by angling, catch and retain, in any one day, more fish of a species set out in Column I of an item of Schedule IV, from the waters set out in Column II of that item than the daily catch limit set out for that species of fish in Column III of that item.

  • (2.1) Despite subsection (2), no person shall, in any one day, continue angling on Tatlmain Lake after they have caught and retained or caught and released five fish regardless of species.

  • (3) No person shall possess, in respect of fish caught by angling, more fish of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule IV from the waters set out in column II of that item than the possession limit set out in column IV of that item.

  • (3.1) and (3.2) [Repealed, SOR/99-98, s. 4]

  • (4) No person shall, by angling, catch and retain, or have in his possession a fish of a species set out in Column I of an item of Schedule IV that is less than the minimum length set out in Column V of that item.

  • (5) Where a fish has been filletted, two fillets shall be deemed to be one fish, and unless the body of the fish is shown, every fillet shall be deemed to be from a game fish.

  • (6) No person shall, while angling,

    • (a) use more than one line except when angling through the ice, in which case two lines may be used; or

    • (b) use on a line any gear that is designed to catch more than one fish at a time except while fly fishing where two artificial flies may be used; or

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/94-269, s. 5]

  • (6.1) A person who holds a sport fishing licence may use a dip net to catch lake whitefish or suckers (Catastomous spp.) in accordance with the terms of that licence.

  • (7) No person shall, while angling, leave fishing gear unattended in the water.

  • (8) A person who holds a sport fishing licence may use a set line to catch burbot in accordance with the terms of that licence.

  • (9) A person who holds a sport fishing licence may snag cisco from Tagish Bridge over the Tagish River (60°15′N, 134°17′W) and from Carcross Bridge over the Nares River (60°09′N, 134°37′W) in accordance with the terms of that licence.

  • (10) Where a person is authorized under a sport fishing licence to use a set line, that person may leave that set line unattended for a period not exceeding 30 consecutive hours.

  • (11) [Repealed, SOR/93-60, s. 6]

  • (12) No person shall angle from June 1 until November 30, except with a single-pointed barbless hook with a distance between the point and the shank of no more than 20 mm, in any of the following waters:

    • (a) Klukshu River;

    • (b) Tatshenshini River;

    • (c) Blanchard River;

    • (d) Village Creek; or

    • (e) Takhanne River.

  • (13) No person shall angle from July 1 until October 15, except with a single-pointed barbless hook with a distance between the point and the shank of no more than 20 mm, in any of the following waters:

    • (a) Klondike River;

    • (b) Takhini River;

    • (c) Yukon River;

    • (d) Morley River;

    • (e) Smart River;

    • (f) Lapie River;

    • (g) Teslin River;

    • (h) Firth River; or

    • (i) Blind Creek.

  • (14) No person shall angle in the waters set out in

    • (a) Part I of Schedule VI, except with a barbless hook; or

    • (b) Part II of Schedule VI, except with a single-pointed barbless hook.

  • (15) No person shall, while angling, be in possession of a landing gaff.

  • (16) Subject to subsection (17), no licence holder shall angle for salmon or possess salmon caught by angling without a Salmon Conservation Catch Card issued under subsection 4(2).

  • (17) Subsection (16) does not apply to Kokanee salmon and salmon caught from salmon stocked lakes.

  • (18) Every holder of a Salmon Conservation Catch Card shall

    • (a) in relation to every salmon caught by the holder, whether it is retained or released, immediately record in the appropriate section of the Card

      • (i) the date and location the salmon is caught,

      • (ii) the species and sex of the salmon,

      • (iii) the presence or absence of tags and an adipose fin, and

      • (iv) the gear type with which the salmon was caught;

    • (b) produce it to a fishery officer or fishery guardian on request; and

    • (c) submit the Card to the Department no later than November 30 of the year of issue.

  • (19) A person may engage in sport fishing in the following waters without a licence issued under these Regulations if the person is authorized to engage in angling in the province of British Columbia pursuant to the Province’s Wildlife Act:

    • (a) Atlin Lake;

    • (b) Bennet Lake;

    • (c) Laidlaw Lake;

    • (d) Liard River;

    • (e) Morley Lake;

    • (f) Rancheria River;

    • (g) Swift River;

    • (h) Tagish Lake; and

    • (i) Teslin Lake.

  • (20) No person shall, while sport fishing in the waters set out in subsection (19), catch in one day more fish than the daily catch limit or the daily quota authorized:

  • SOR/80-836, s. 2
  • SOR/82-875, s. 6
  • SOR/87-439, s. 5
  • SOR/89-155, s. 5
  • SOR/93-60, s. 6
  • SOR/94-269, s. 5
  • SOR/99-98, s. 4
  • SOR/2000-215, s. 2
  • SOR/2001-324, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-339, s. 4

Fishery Closures

  •  (1) to (3) [Repealed, SOR/93-60, s. 7]

  • (4) No person shall fish in the waters set out in column I of an item of Schedule V during the close time set out in column II of that item.

  • SOR/82-875, s. 7
  • SOR/87-439, s. 6
  • SOR/91-394, s. 1
  • SOR/92-451, s. 1
  • SOR/93-60, s. 7
  •  (1) No person shall angle in the waters of Tatchun Creek or in the Yukon River at the confluence of Tatchun Creek and the Yukon River as marked by fishing boundary signs from August 1 to September 30 in any year.

  • (2) No person shall, while angling, use any lure other than an artificial fly

    • (a) in the Yukon River from the Whitehorse Dam downstream to the Robert Campbell Bridge from July 15 to September 30;

    • (b) in the Takhini River from Kusawa Lake downstream to its confluence with the Yukon River from August 20 to September 15; or

    • (c) in the Takhanne River downstream from Million Dollar Falls.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/87-439, s. 6]

  • (4) and (5) [Repealed, SOR/94-51, s. 1]

  • SOR/82-875, s. 7
  • SOR/87-439, s. 6
  • SOR/94-51, s. 1
 
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