FishingBC 4+

Sport Fishing Institute of BC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 35 Ratings
    • Free



The NEW & IMPROVED official app for tidal (saltwater) fishing in British Columbia, created by the Sport Fishing Institute of BC in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and supported by the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

• Display your official Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence
• Up-to-date, easy-to-view official regulations including closures and contamination areas
• Updated catch log and species ID to identify and record your catch
• Certified Tidal Angling Guides (CTAG) can now easily complete DFO catch log requirements
• UBC Enhanced Catch Log provides additional Chinook and Coho catch log information to University of British Columbia researchers
• Current, location-based weather forecasts including marine synopsis
• Historical Catch Data report

What’s New

Version 2.4.0

You can now link the FishingBC App with your official National Recreational Licensing System (NRLS) account; when the accounts are linked, catches you record in the FishingBC App will become official records and you will no longer need a paper licence.
Tweaks and fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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Good idea but confusing. Worthless as constructed

Looking at regulations. Crab sizes? Limits? Shellfish biotoxin report has multiple conflicts. Developers may want to talk with fishermen.

Developer Response ,

Hi, We apologize for any inconsistencies, please email us at so that we may follow up. Thank you.

App Privacy

The developer, Sport Fishing Institute of BC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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