Who needs a Fishing Licence?
If you are 16 years of age or older you must have a valid basic licence to sport fish for any species of fish in non-tidal waters in BC, and you must purchase appropriate supplementary licences and stamps.
If you are under 16 and a resident of BC you may sport fish without any licence or stamp but must still abide by the regulations.
Buying your Freshwater Fishing Licence
You have two options for purchasing your non-tidal/freshwater fishing licence. You can Buy your Freshwater Fishing Licence Online or obtain a licence in person from any licence vendor who offers the service.
Angling Licences and Fees
For information on angling licences and fees, please review the Provincial Government’s Fish and Wildlife Branch website.