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Local places to fish and crab White Rock Pier

South Surrey

The White Rock Pier is a great place if you are looking to go crabbing, you can use your trap right from the dock. The crabbing season is all year long, however the best time of the year is late summer to early fall.

Local Fishing & Crabbing Quick Reference Guide

The Little Campbell River The Little Campbell River is the closest fishable river to White Rock. It is a small river that houses many Cutthroat Trout and various species of Salmon. Fishing for Chinook is from August 15th to September 14th with an allowance of 1 marked hatchery fish per day and fishing for Coho is from October 1st to December 31st with an allowance of one marked hatchery fish per day. The river can be accessed through 8th Avenue. The Nicomekl River The Nicomekl River is the second closest river located at Crescent Beach. The closest access to the river is on Crescent Road. The season for Coho and Chinook Salmon is from September 1st until December 31st. The allowance is 1 Chinook per day and 1 marked hatchery Coho per day.

Regulations & Etiquette

2015 Compilation by Alexander Cebry

UPTOWN WHITE ROCK VISITOR CENTRE 604-536-4951 1459B Johnston Road, White Rock, BC

V4B 3Z4

WHITE ROCK BEACH VISITOR CENTRE 604-541-2224 14970B Marine Drive West of the White Rock Pier




Fishing FAQ

Crabbing FAQ

Who needs a license?

What do I need to fish for Crab?

Any angler over the age of 16 must buy a license in order to fish in BC at a given time. For those who are 16 or younger fishing in freshwaters does not require a license, however saltwater fishing requires that anyone 16 or younger get a license but there is no fee.

You are required to purchase a BC Tidal Waters License as well as appropriate trapping gear. Your trapping gear must have your name clearly identified on it. For bait Chicken and Turkey legs are considered to be the best when crabbing for Dungeness and Red Rock crab.

What license do I buy? If you are planning on doing saltwater fishing then a BC Tidal Waters License is required. If you are planning to do fresh water fishing then a Non-Tidal Angling License is required. Where can I buy fishing licenses? Both the BC Tidal Waters License and the Non-Tidal Angling license can be bought online. For freshwater fishing: (Freshwater fishing licenses are only available online.) For saltwater fishing: Are the basic licenses good for Salmon fishing? In order to be able to fish for salmon an additional surcharge is required with the purchase of either of the licenses.

What Crabs can I keep? You are allowed to keep Dungeness crab that measure at least 165 mm and Red Rock crab that measure at least 115 mm. You are not allowed to keep female Dungeness crabs or female Red Rock Crab.

Local places to buy licenses and gear: Campbell River Store 604-538-2454 790 176th St Surrey (Intersection of 176th Street and 8th Ave.) Saltwater fishing licenses, and fresh Bait. Walmart 604-541-9015 160th St and 24th Ave, Surrey Saltwater and Freshwater fishing licenses, Crabbing gear and Fishing gear Canadian Tire 604-542-4317 152nd St Surrey Freshwater fishing licenses only, Crabbing gear and Fishing gear

Charter Information

White Rock Unfortunately there are no day charters out of White rock, we only have ramps from the beach. The closest Marina at Crescent Beach is privately owned, as well with no charters.

Salmon Charters Bon Chovy 1814 Mast Tower Rd, Vancouver (604) 763-5460 Aquatic Venture Salmon Fishing and Boat 1508 Mariner Walk, Vancouver (778) 882-3474 (Crabbing Charters are also available) Aqua-Ventures Fishing Experiences 6260 Edson Drive, Chilliwack 1(866) 867-3474 (Sturgeon Charters also available)

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