Freshwater Fishing E-Licence
Forgot Your Angler Number?
If you forget your Angler Number, please refer to your Non-Tidal Angling licence before contacting the Contact Us Call Centre.
You will already have an Angler Number if you have registered yourself online or purchased an e-licence before. If not, the system will give you an Angler Number when you buy or register for an e-licence for the first time. It is important to record your Angler Number so that you can return to the Freshwater Fishing E-Licensing web site to update your profile information or purchase additional licences.
2017-2019 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis
The new 2017-2019 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis and in-season regulation changes are available online. Printed copies have been distributed to licence vendors and Service BC offices throughout the province. Remember this synopsis is valid for both the 2017-2018 and the 2018-2019 licensing years, so please retain your copy for reference.
About the Freshwater Fishing E-Licence
This web site allows individuals to purchase and pay online for a recreational freshwater fishing licence.
In addition to the licence, anglers are required to be aware of the regulations.
A link is provided here for your information and reference Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis
The freshwater fishing licence does not include
fishing in British Columbia's coastal tidal waters.
Tidal (saltwater) fishing regulations and licences
are under the jurisdiction of the Canadian federal
government. See the link to "Government of
Canada" in the right column of this page.
What you will need to buy an e-licence online
You can buy a freshwater fishing licence by clicking the yellow "Buy a licence" button at the top of the right column of this web page.
If you have been issued a paper licence for the current licensing year, you cannot add additional licences online.
You can purchase additional paper licences from a fishing licence vendor.
To buy an e-licence you will need:
Other ways to buy a licence
You can also buy a freshwater fishing licence:
For further information, please visit these pages on this web site: