REST Committee

World class angling clubs…have in common a philosophy that recognizes the greater sense of achievement from catching a large fish under conditions that raise the skill level of the angler…Though materials in the manufacture of rods, lines, and boats have changed over the years, and any number of modern technologies have been devised to give fisherman a decisive advantage over the fish, The Tyee Club of British Columbia (Tyee Club) has stayed with its tradition, making skillful angling the essence of the sport. [1]

Welcome to the 2020 season! 

In these very uncertain times with Covid and restrictive fishing regulations, The Tyee Club is very excited and grateful to be able to start our season on time. We are hopeful that the data we collect each year will continue to prove we have a sustainable fishery in the CRSMZ for all anglers, without impacting stocks of concern from other systems.

The Tyee Club of B.C. would like to remind our members and anglers that the current DFO regulation allows for the retention of one chinook without a maximum size, per angler per day and that the licence of the successful angler must be filled out at the time the fish is killed. In the event of continuing to fish after retaining a fish, the angler would have to make one of the following decisions if another chinook was caught:

  1. Release a potentially large tyee in good condition
  2. Release a potentially large tyee in poor or expired condition
  3. Hand off a rod with a fish on to another angler, resulting in Club disqualification of the fish
  4. Illegally putting one of the fish on another anglers licence also resulting in disqualifaction of the fish.
    The Tyee Club of B.C. is a model of self-regulation. It strives to set rules and standards that are above minimum regulations. We respectfully ask everyone to follow DFO regulations and make ethical decisions when determining whether to release or kill a fish, and whether it is appropriate to continue fishing if you have killed a fish

The directors strongly encourage all Members to read the Official Rules and Regulations, including Etiquette and Responsibilities. Please pay attention to the no motor zone, in particular the inside boundary. On low tides there is not enough water along the shoreline to legally motor from the clubhouse area over the bar to the river. Ensure your lights are working and be respectful of your wake. 

The clubhouse grounds and wharves will have signage outlining Covid protocols. Please respect these guidelines for the safety of all members, guests and the weighmaster.

We will continue to address changes in technology and regulation, as well as educate and uphold etiquette and safety on the water, with the goal of preserving the traditions and values of the club put into place by our predecessors.

References

[1] Van Gorman Egan, Tyee: The History of the Tyee Club of British Columbia, 1988