The level of fish resource use in the Lower Mainland by anglers identifies the need for enhancement. From angler surveys, cutthroat fishing pressure is greatest between September and March. Capilano River is the most popular cutthroat stream (71 days/year/angler) with the DeBoville Slough providing the best catch per hour (0.40). The largest harvest in the 1979-80 fishing season was 257 cutthroat form Hatzic Slough. For enhancement considerations, streams are grouped by level of use based on total estimated angler days and catch per hour: Goup 1: 7 streams with angler use but no catch success; Group 2: 8 streams with angler use and limited catch success; Group 3: 10 streams with no angler use.
de Leeuw, A.D., Stuart, K.M.. 1981. Small Stream Enhancement Possibilities for Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout in the Lower Mainland and Sechelt Peninsula - Fish Resource Users (Vol. 3 of 4). Ministry of Environment. Fisheries Report. FRN153. Vol. 3