Advisories, Corrections and Closures

Angling Advisories

Low flow volumes and high air temperatures – June 23, 2021

Declining river flows and hot weather can result in warmer water temperatures that can cause stress to fish such as trout and whitefish. Anglers can help support the health of our fisheries by following angling practices that reduce impacts to fish:

  • Avoid fishing in creeks and rivers if possible; fish in stocked ponds and lakes as an alternative
  • Fish in the early morning when temperatures are cooler
  • Using slightly heavier tackle can help you reel in a fish quickly, which helps reduce exhaustion and improve recovery
  • Keep fish wet and minimize handling time
  • Use single point, single hook lures or flies (example: no treble hooks or multiple hooks on a single lure or fly).

Fishing Guide Corrections

Current Item Updated Item Effective Date
Ice fishing shelters that are on the ice for more than 24 hours must be labelled with your WiN Number or your Name and Phone Number using 2.5 inch block letters. Ice fishing shelters that are on the ice for more than 24 hours must be labelled with your WiN Number or your Name and Phone Number using 2.5 centimeter block letters. April 1, 2021
Portion downstream of North Wabasca Lake to South Wabasca Lake and tributaries except the Loon, Muskwa and Nipisi Rivers. Portion downstream of North Wabasca Lake and tributaries except the Loon, Muskwa and Nipisi Rivers. April 1, 2021

Read the Sportfishing Regulations

Waterbody Closures

  • No emergency waterbody closures at this time

Contact

Please contact your local Fish and Wildlife Office for more information regarding fisheries advisories, corrections to fishing regulations or waterbody closures.


Updated: Jun 30, 2021