First off, I want to say thanks to Rob and others who have obviously put a ton of time and effort into putting this site together. I have just moved to BC, and am fairly new to fishing in general, and this site has been the most valuable resource I can find online.
In any case, to my question:
I was fishing Sasamat lake from shore yesterday, and a guy came up to me and we started to chat. Being from Saskatchewan, my tackle box is full of barbed, treble hooks. My understanding in BC is that it's illegal to fish with anything other than a single, barbless hook in streams and sloughs. As I understand the regulations, it is legal (albeit discouraged) to fish with barbed, treble hooks anywhere else, except where specifically noted otherwise in the regulations. Anyways, he took a look in my tackle box, and told me that all of my treble hooks are illegal in BC, and that I need to fish with single hooks everywhere in BC, including lakes.
Who's right, him or me?