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I read on the fishbc website that the Thompson is opening this Saturday Oct 30th.

Apparently the fish were late and the DFO now estimates some 1200 - 1400 fish into the system.

Haven't seen any official news release.

Can anyone confirm this ????????????
 

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Jake,

No nothing official yet, but I do believe there will be a press release today. BTW, it isn't DFO (FEDS) that estimates the 1200 fish - that is WLAP (Province) - based on DFO's test fishery numbers. It is just another one of the problems T-River steelhead face.
 

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Thanks Tyler.

A classic case of the right hand not knowing what the left is doing eh????

Perhaps a little streamlining for that section of the gov't is in order.



Not wanting to hijack this thread....how was the Clearwater?

jake
 

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Thompson Open

from the Ministry Bulletin just issued at this link:
http://www.gov.bc.ca/bvprd/bc/channel.do?action=ministry&channelID=-8395&navId=NAV_ID_province


INFORMATION BULLETIN*

For Immediate Release
2004WLAP0057-000901
Oct. 29, 2004

Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection



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THOMPSON STEELHEAD FISHERY TO REOPEN

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KAMLOOPS – The Thompson River catch-and-release steelhead fishery will reopen on Saturday, Oct. 30.
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*********** The decision was made by the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection following evidence that the river’s steelhead population has reached a sustainable level. The most recent findings of the Albion test fishery predict 1,200 Thompson steelhead returning, above the 850 threshold set for sustainability goals.
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Anglers will have the opportunity to catch and release steelhead until the season’s usual closing date, Dec. 31.
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The fishery will be open on the Thompson River from Kamloops Lake to the CNR bridge below Lytton. Anglers are reminded that a bait ban is in effect upstream from the boundary signs located near Martel.
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Max Cleeveley
Communications Director
Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection
250 387-9973



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