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    Alberta Fishing Regulations document


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Important Management Messages
     ● Message from the Minister
     ● The Alberta Angling Ethic
     ● How to use this guide
     ● Important Changes for 2016
     ● BearSmart
     ● Future Regulation Proposals
     ● Online Licensing: Things you should know
     ● Species at Risk

Important Definitions
     ● Recovery of Tagged Fish

General Sportfishing Regulations
     ● Sportfishing Seasons
     ● Catch Limits
     ● Use Caution on Ice
     ● General Sportfishing Restrictions
     ● Gill Nets
     ● Buying and Selling Fish
     ● Releasing Live Fish
     ● Tips on Releasing Fish
     ● Never Cull Fish
     ● Releasing Prohibited Fish
     ● Measuring Fish Length
     ● Cleaning and Transporting Fish
     ● Gaffs and Gaff Hooks
     ● Fishing with Bait
     ● Fishing with Bait Fish
     ● Hooking Mortality from Bait
     ● Collecting Bait Fish
     ● Crayfish
     ● Access to Fishing Waters
     ● Illegal Stocking of Fish

Pigeon Lake Sportfishing
Regulations Clarification

From April 1, 2016 to May 14, 2016, the regulations in the 2015 Guide to Sportfishing Regulations will continue to apply on Pigeon Lake. The 2016 Guide to Sportfishing regulations will come into effect on Pigeon Lake on May 15, 2016. Changes include a 0 limit on northern pike and a lake closure April 1, 2017 to May 14, 2017.

Provincewide Regulations

     ● Alberta Sportfishing Licences
     ● Requirements
     ● Draws for Special Walleye Licences
     ● Spearfishing / Bowfishing
     ● Sportfishing in Provincial and National Parks
     ● Sportfishing in Cold Lake
     ● Derby and Tournament Licensing

Licences and Costs
     ● Recreational Licensing System

Alberta’s Fish Stocking Program
     ● Stocked Lakes List

Fish Consumption Advisory


Sport Fish Identification
     ● Sport Fish of Alberta
     ● Trout Identification

Fish Management Zones
     ● Maps and Watershed Boundaries

Fish Management Zone 1 — Eastern Slopes
     ● Watershed Unit ES1
     ● Watershed Unit ES2
     ● Watershed Unit ES3
     ● Watershed Unit ES4

Fish Management Zone 2 — Parkland-Prairie
     ● Watershed Unit PP1
     ● Watershed Unit PP2

Fish Management Zone 3 — Northern Boreal
     ● Watershed Unit NB1
     ● Watershed Unit NB2
     ● Watershed Unit NB3
     ● Watershed Unit NB4

Report A Poacher
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Further Inquiries