For the past 19 years, at the end of the angling licence year, a questionnaire has been sent to fishermen who angled for steelhead in British Columbia. Information was requested on their fishing activity and catch success for incorporation into the Steelhead Harvest Analysis. Over this time, there have been considerable changes in licence sales, the number of days spent fishing, and provincial catch. In the 1984-85 season, 23,236 steelhead angling licences were sold, approximately 10% of which were to nonresidents of B.C. A questionnaire was sent to 63% of licencees, and a response was received from 57% of those contacted. Of the respondents, 77% fished for steelhead at least once, and of the active anglers, 62% were successful in landing a fish. The provincial steelhead catch has increased significantly in recent years with this year's catch of 147,838 fish surpassing any previous records. Reduced possession quotas as well as steelhead release regulations have resulted in a decrease in the steelhead harvest
Billings, Susan J.. 1986. Steelhead Harvest Analysis 1984-85. Ministry of Environment. Fisheries Technical Circular. FTC71
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: steelhead, anglers, angling, licences, questionnaire, catch success, Steelhead Harvest Analysis, catch trends, hatchery, Chilliwack/Vedder River, possession quotas, release regulations, release ratio, Stamp River, Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Cowichan River, Thompson River, Dean River, Yakoun River
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