Chum Run Setting New Records on Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby

Wow, what a season it’s shaping up to be! Nearly every day that volunteer streamkeepers patrol Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby, BC, new records are set for chum salmon spawner returns. We’re finally seeing a few coho, too!

Byrne Creek spawning salmon
This lovely coho shot past us upstream as we were patrolling, and then rested long enough to grab a photo or two.

Big male chum at the lower end of the culvert, which has become one huge redd.

Several pairs of chum spawning at lower end of the culvert

A few of the fish that volunteer streamkeepers processed today for length, sex, and spawning status.


Lots of chum in the lower ravine.