The Horsefly River will be re-opened for angling Friday, Aug. 31 after a temporary closure earlier in August. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Horsefly River reopens for angling Friday Aug. 31

Earlier in August the Horsefly River was closed due to rising temperatures to protect rainbow trout

The Horsefly River will be reopened to angling from Quesnel Lake to the Woodjam Bridge on Friday, Aug. 31, after a temporary closed two weeks ago aimed to protect rainbow trout from health risks associated with rising water temperatures.

Read more: Horsefly River angling closed

Cooling air temperatures have resulted in water temperatures dropping below 18 C, the ministry of forests said Thursday afternoon.

“This is an acceptable level to allow a catch-and-release fishery.”

Reopening of the river when water temperatures drop below 18 C is consistent with the Horsefly River Angling Management Plan, which was developed via a public consultation process.

View in-season freshwater fishing regulation changes here:

Read more: Horsefly committed to hosting salmon festival



news@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Letter: Concerned about options considered for caribou recovery

“The exploding wolf population is the cause of the depleting caribou and moose herds,” writes Frank Dorsey

Forestry Ink: Eight companies control 50 per cent of B.C.’s public forest tenures

Columnist Jim Hilton looks at the apportionment of timber rights and Annual Allowable Cut

‘My life was saved at an OPS site’

CSUN raises awareness about Overdose Prevention Services sites on National Day of Action in Quesnel

Historic building in Alexis Creek destroyed by fire overnight

“If it hadn’t been a heavy rain last night we could have lost many houses in the area”

We’re a far cry from justice seen to be done

The weekly editorial for the 100 Mile Free Press

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Chaos at the ferry terminal for people heading from Vancouver to the Island

Easter crowds create backlog at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Notre Dame rector: “Computer glitch” possible fire culprit

The fire burned through the lattice of oak beams supporting the monument’s vaulted stone ceiling

Most Read