It’s official…opening day for halibut fishing is March 1st, and that means it’s “Game On” for Port Renfrew’s fishing once again. This time of year can yield the big slabs from the wild west coast of Vancouver Island…fewer fish caught, and usually at anchor, but they are bigger than average and sometimes monsters from the deep!
We look forward to the first reports of halibut catches, hopefully starting this Sunday. We can almost taste those fish and chips now…time to stock up on tartar sauce.
Good luck out there.
[and a word to the wise...it is still winter and that means potential for heavy weather...these winter days can be calm as they come, and things can change for the worse quickly, so make sure you keep an eye on the reports...have fun, but play safe!]
Effective March 1, 2009, recreational fishing for halibut will be opened coastwide. The daily limit at the start of the season is one (1) per day with a possession limit of two (2).
|Category(s):||RECREATIONAL – Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)|
|Subject:||FN0101-Halibut: Further to FN0037 & Amendment to FN0100 – Coastwide Opening and Limits|
The department will implement a coastwide opening of the recreational halibut