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Just like everything else, fishing licences in BC are set to increase over the next year.

On Wednesday, the BC Ministry of Forests announced that the cost of freshwater angling licenses will increase by 9.9 per cent in 2023 and a further four per cent in 2024.

The cost for a basic adult angling licence will increase from $36 last year to $39.56 this year and $41.15 in 2024.

“Freshwater angling fees in British Columbia have not increased since 2003, and 100 (per cent) of the revenue goes toward funding programs run by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation,” the BC Ministry of Forests said in a statement.

“Both organizations work to support the management of fisheries, habitats and angler opportunities within the province.”

The additional fees will increase the funding that fothe Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, helping them continue to deliver the conservation services they provide to British Columbians.

The society delivers the provincial stocking program, which stocks more than 5.4 million fish into 641 lakes annually.

Fishing licences can be purchased online at the BC government website, or in-person at various vendors.


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