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Old 10-29-2004, 01:23 PM
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Thompson Open

view the Ministry Announcement here:

http://www.gov.bc.ca/bvprd/bc/channe...AV_ID_province

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INFORMATION BULLETIN*

For Immediate Release
2004WLAP0057-000901
Oct. 29, 2004

Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection



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THOMPSON STEELHEAD FISHERY TO REOPEN

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KAMLOOPS Ė The Thompson River catch-and-release steelhead fishery will reopen on Saturday, Oct. 30.
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*********** The decision was made by the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection following evidence that the riverís steelhead population has reached a sustainable level. The most recent findings of the Albion test fishery predict 1,200 Thompson steelhead returning, above the 850 threshold set for sustainability goals.
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Anglers will have the opportunity to catch and release steelhead until the seasonís usual closing date, Dec. 31.
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The fishery will be open on the Thompson River from Kamloops Lake to the CNR bridge below Lytton. Anglers are reminded that a bait ban is in effect upstream from the boundary signs located near Martel.
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Max Cleeveley
Communications Director
Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection
250 387-9973



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Old 10-29-2004, 02:59 PM
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I hope this opening doesn't breed complacence and bring anglers joy to fish on 3rd lowest run of steelhead on record. Not saying anyone shouldn't-I hope this, percieved opportunity doesn't breed complacency, especially after a five pages of "kicked in the stomach" discussion, and work will continue to be done to change the situation. Sometimes these "sudden" opportunities are a fisheries mangagers best weapons against us.
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Old 10-29-2004, 03:18 PM
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couldn't agree more rich!

rest assured, from this man's perspective at least, the issues and the sense of urgency don't change as a result of fish appearing.
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Old 10-31-2004, 04:25 PM
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it is too bad this opening did not include a bait ban due to the 4 to 10 times higher mortality rate with catch and release.see b.c. outdoors nov./dec./04
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Anyone hear anything out of the thompson from the opener this weekend?
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