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BC's Official Tidal / Saltwater Fishing App

Use the App to Display and Hold Your License!

Get up-to-date official Regulations, official Catch Log recording, Species ID, plus the ability to display your valid BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence by linking to your National Recreational Licensing System (NRLS) account.

Created by the Sport Fishing Institute of BC in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and supported by the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

Everything you need in a Fishing App. For free.

Your Fishing

Screenshot of the FishingBC App showing a BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence

Link your FishingBC App and NRLS accounts and display your BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence associated with your permanent Catch Log.

Your Personal
Catch Log

Screenshot of the FishingBC App showing the Catch Log

Catch Log entries that include date and area caught, size and weight, plus the ability to take photos of your catch and share with your social network.


Screenshot of the FishingBC App showing the main Regulations screen

Official, up-to-date regulations including information about species, closures and contamination alerts, boundary maps and conservation areas, and more.


Screenshot of the FishingBC App showing the Species Identification feature

Species ID guide featuring illustrations and information to help you better identify Salmon and dozens of other species found in BC's tidal waters.

Easy to use.

App icon, Fishing Licence

Your Fishing Licence

Keep licence and catch data for individuals, families, and guides.

App icon, Species Id

Catch Log

Record your catch, or just a trip if you went fishing but didn't catch anything.

Screenshot of the FishingBC App showing the interactive map and its features
App icon, Regulations


Location-based and up-to-date regulations, closures, and alerts.

App icon, Species Id

Species ID

Identify dozens of local tidal / saltwater species in BC waters.

What people are saying about FishingBC:

“Just got the app and it is going to be very useful. Super easy to look up regulations. Awesome to have my license on my phone.”

Myles Stoesz

“Going to be great. Scanned my license in easily. Took a look through the regs and found the app to be really quick and easy to use. Lots of useful info!”

Andrew Mallory

Use FishingBC to help plan your perfect trip.

Need some help?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and videos, or reach out to us by email, we're happy to help.

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If you have questions or concerns about Licensing or Regulations please email the DFO directly:

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