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Fishing
Alberta waters and the wide variety of fish they contain provide memorable moments to anglers daily. They occur on waters ranging from babbling mountain streams to stocked irrigation reservoirs, and from powerful rivers to fly-in northern lakes. Whether you want to cast, troll or fly fish, get ready for a premium experience.

 

Getting Started
Sportfish of Alberta shows you what kind of fish you will find here. The next step is to find out about Alberta's provincial fishing regulations and licenses/fees. Separate regulations apply in our national parks such as Banff and Jasper.

Ask the Experts
Whether you're a fly-fishing fanatic or a family looking for a new outdoor adventure, skilled guides can outfit you with all the gear, help you find the very best spots and pick just the right lure to land that big one. We have a large and varied list of local professionals who offer lodges, camps and expeditions, including half and full-day trips. Complete details about holiday packages and more can be found at Alberta Angling Adventures.

  For a comprehensive list of Alberta operators that offer fishing opportunities, use the Advanced Search. Click on the Category tab, Activities and Adventures, and then select Fishing. You can narrow your search to a specific geographic location or season.

Fishing by Region
You have six regions in the province from which to base your Alberta fishing adventures, each with its own special magic and beauty.

Alberta Central
In this region, you'll discover excellent fishing for pike and walleye, perch and lake whitefish. Lac La Biche and Cold Lake are popular destinations for lake trout, walleye, pike and perch. The Red Deer River and Gull, Sylvan, Pigeon, Pine, Buffalo and Buck lakes will not disappoint.

Alberta North
Up north, you'll find stellar fishing for pike, walleye, perch, lake trout and Arctic grayling. Most of the lake areas are accessible from the main highways. Experience "drive and fish" at its finest on the largest vehicle-accessible lake in the
  province: Lesser Slave Lake, home to the GoldenWalleye Classic, North America's biggest walleye tournament. Looking for a more remote experience? There are fly-in fishing camps and Alberta fishing lodges for every budget. Many of the fly-in facilities use Fort McMurray as a jumping-off point.

Alberta South
Stretching south to the U.S. border, you'll find excellent stream fishing. Rainbow, brown, brook, cut-throat and bull trout are all plentiful in the many rivers and streams in the vicinity of Crowsnest Pass. Between June and October, the North Ram River and its tributaries are popular havens for cut-throat trout.

Calgary & Area
To some folk, the Bow River in Calgary is more important than the city. Why? Because the Bow is ranked as one of the top ten trout streams in North America. Moving through the heart of the city, the river's brown and rainbow trout lure anglers from far-away places (as well as the locals, who are still trying to keep it a secret).

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