FISHING ADVENTURES: Halibut season opened March 1

A few local fishers have landed some ‘white gold’

Cameron Yakimovich with a couple of early season halibut caught last weekend. (Ron Neitsch photo)

Cameron Yakimovich with a couple of early season halibut caught last weekend. (Ron Neitsch photo)

Halibut fishing opened March 1 and already a few local fishers have landed some “white gold.”

Current regulations allow for halibut up to 133 centimetres to be retained until March 31, when new regulations for Halibut will be released by DFO. Please check regulations before going fishing.

DFO has also proposed a fishing closure zone in the Sooke area from Sheringham Point to East Point near Port Renfrew to allow southern resident killer whales to feed undisturbed.

DFO is asking for anglers and stakeholders impact feedback statements until March 15 at ashley.dobko@dfo-mpo.gc.ca. Please familiarize yourself with the proposal and respond accordingly.

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Ron Neitsch is the owner of 2 Reel Fishing Adventures in Sooke.