Buy your fishing license online.
1. Every angler who is 16 years of age or older will need to buy a Basic License which allows him or her to fish in BC during a given time period.
A Basic License is required in order to purchase a Conservation Species License and/or a Classified Waters License.
2 Anglers who intend to fish for certain special species must buy a Conservation Species License (also called a Conservation Surcharge) for each species in addition to the Basic License. The special species are Steelhead Trout, Non-Tidal Salmon, Kootenay Lake Rainbow Trout, Shuswap Lake Char, or Shuswap Lake Rainbow Trout. The Conservation Surcharge is valid for the licensing year (April 1st to March 31st)
3 Anglers who intend to fish in one of BCs specially designated trout streams must buy a Classified Waters License in addition to the Basic License. A Classified Waters License allows B.C. Residents to fish on any classified water in the province during the licensing year (April 1st to March 31st). For Non-Residents, the Classified Waters License is sold on a per diem basis and is date and water specific.
4. The fishing license may be purchased from many outlets, shops, kiosks, resorts, but the easiest way to obtain a license is to buy it online HERE.