It’s National Fishing Week!

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Until July 12, it’s National Fishing Week in Canada.The program, which encourages Canadians to enjoy over one million lakes, rivers, and streams that dot our country, is sponsored by the Canadian National Sportfishing Association. This is a great way for you to connect with your favourite watershed – or maybe find a new one!

We’ve put together this post so you can learn more about events, contests, and fishing regulations in Alberta.

Stocked Ponds

In Alberta, there are about 166 stocked water bodies for you to enjoy. These usually have brook trout, brown trout or cutthroat trout. You can find a list of stocked water bodies here.

Family Fishing Weekend

July 11-12 is Family Fishing Weekend. No licence is required to fish on these days, but be sure to follow all Provincial Fishing Regulations. These licence-free events only happen twice a year, so make the most of it!


Until the end of August, My Wild Alberta is holding an Instagram contest! Take a photo of your favourite fishing hole and tag it #catchalbertacontest. The top 20 entries with the most likes on Instagram will be entered to win one of two prizes, each valued at $100.

Learn More about Fishing and Angling 

Fishing is a great way to connect with your favourite Alberta watershed. But there’s a lot you need to know to be safe on the water and make the most of your fishing experience. The Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association put together this guide for getting started.

To learn more about fish handling techniques, invasive species, and more, click here.

Stay Safe with Swim Guide

As always, we post the most up-to-date water quality information on your favourite watershed. Be sure to check the Swim Guide before you go for advisories on watersheds around the province.


What are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy!

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