August 30, 2017 – Chilliwack Progress

Demonstration fishery Saturday near Chilliwack to demand Fraser River opening
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gravel bar fishing
image credit: Jenna Hauck / Progress File
Sportfishing advocates are holding a demonstration fishery Saturday on the Fraser River near Chilliwack to showcase the selective nature of bar fishing.

They say they are heading out despite the fact that Fraser River is completely closed to salmon harvesting by recreational anglers for conservation reasons.

Co-chairs of the Fraser River Sportfishing Alliance (FRSA) say they are confident the “demonstration fishery” will show that bar fishing selectively for chinook salmon has “virtually zero impact” on passing sockeye salmon…. Read Full Article >>