In British Columbia, an angler must possess a valid fishing license if she is older than 15 years old. The individual must carry the license while in the process of fishing and produce it upon demand from a conservation officer.
An individual can spear fish for species considered nongame fish such as carp. Burbot, a freshwater relative of cod, are also eligible for spear fishing in certain regions of the province.
It is unlawful to employ more than one fishing line while angling in British Columbia with the exception being a person all alone in a boat while fishing a lake; he can utilize as many as two lines.
Certain species within the borders of the province are on the protected list, and anglers cannot fish for them. These include the giant stickleback, the speckled dace, the white sturgeon and the green sturgeon.
Ice fishermen must adhere to the regulation stating an angler can have only one line in the water with only one artificial ice fly or lure attached to it.