Effective immediately until 23:59 hours November 15, 2012, the Cowichan River will re-open to fly-fishing only downstream of the weir at Cowichan Lake to 66 Mile Trestle. The daily limit for coho is one per day, maximum size 35cm. There have been complaints of spin fishermen in the fly only section of river. Keep an eye out and report any possible poachers.
Based on current coho and chum escapement levels to the Cowichan River the retention limit for coho is varied to 1/day greater than 25 cm, either wild or hatchery, and the retention of chum is varied to 2/day in the following portion of the Cowichan River:
Downstream from the Mile 66 Trestle Bridge to the to the Highway No. 1 Bridge(Silver Bridge). This is the typical boundary for this opening.
This opening is in effect 00:01 hours November 10, 2012 until 23:59 hours
December 31, 2012. Chinook retention is not permitted due to low returns.