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Download the 2014 Utah Fishing Guidebook

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The 2014 Utah Fishing Guidebook summarizes the laws and rules that govern fishing in Utah. The guidebook is designed to be a convenient quick-reference document for fishing regulations. You can use the references in the guidebook to search for the detailed statute or rule that underpins the guidebook summary.

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You can download the 2014 Utah Fishing Guidebook in Adobe PDF format. Adobe's free Acrobat Reader is required to view or print the guidebook.


Updates to the guidebook

  • CHANGES TO LICENSES AND PERMITS
    • The licensing changes mentioned on page 6 of the guidebook went into effect on July 1, 2014. You now have the option of purchasing multi-year licenses, and anyone with a valid fishing license may use two poles without a two-pole permit. (The two-pole permit has been discontinued.) There are also new pricing options for youth, seniors and disabled veterans. Read more information about the changes.

Emergency changes to the guidebook

  • DAILY BAG LIMIT INCREASE FOR TROUT: Browne Reservoir (Daggett County) (PDF format)
    • The daily bag and possession limit is increased to 8 trout. This change is effective July 3, 2014 and will remain in effect until January 1, 2015. A drain on Browne Reservoir has clogged and caused backup of flow through the dam. For dam safety purposes, the reservoir is currently being drained. We will identify and fix the problem as soon as we can, but there is no dead pool storage in Browne and therefore we suspect all fish will die in the reservoir due to the drawdown. This change will allow anglers to harvest more fish in an effort to reduce the number of fish that die due to low water.
  • DAILY BAG LIMIT INCREASE FOR TROUT: Mill Creek Canyon (From Fee Booth Station to Headwaters, Salt Lake County) (PDF format)
    • The daily bag and possession limit is increased to 8 trout. This change is effective July 3, 2014 and will remain in effect until January 1, 2015. Native Bonneville cutthroat trout are being restored into Mill Creek Canyon. Beginning in September 2014, in preparation to reintroduce Bonneville cutthroat trout into Mill Creek, existing fish in the upper and middle portions of the canyon will be removed from Mill Creek Dam near Porter Fork area upstream to the headwaters. Limits are being temporarily liberalized to allow anglers to harvest fish that would otherwise be lost. Please keep in mind that some private property exists in the lower and middle sections of Mill Creek Canyon. Please respect private property rights within the canyon.
  • DAILY BAG LIMIT INCREASE FOR TROUT: Piute Reservoir (Piute County) (PDF format)
    • The daily bag and possession limit is increased to 8 trout. This change is effective August 1, 2014 and will remain in effect until January 1, 2015. Piute Reservoir will be drained this fall for irrigation needs. Additionally, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will treat the remaining water to remove unwanted fish in preparation for restocking. Low water levels and treatment at the lake will result in the loss of trout.

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