The B.C. government has reopened angling for most streams in the south coast due to increased rain and cooling water temperatures.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource operations said that the move reopens streams two weeks earlier than was first anticipated.
However, there are some exceptions on the Island: the Cowichan River remains closed and the Stamp and Somass rivers, near Port Alberni, will have modified openings to support salmon conservation.
Most streams on the South Coast were previously closed to angling on July 22 to protect fish stocks due to low flows and high water temperatures. The openings are in concert with the federal department of fisheries and oceans, which has announced matching regulations.