Advisories, Corrections and Closures

COVID-19 response: temporary closures

The Government of Alberta has temporarily closed front counters at all Fish and Wildlife offices across the province.

Alberta Parks facilities, including parking lots, are also temporarily closed. For more information, visit the Alberta Parks advisories page.

For more information about Alberta’s COVID-19 response, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Angling Advisories

No Angling Advisories at this time

Safe and minimal catch-and-release handling should be followed at all times, to reduce fish stress and mortality. See:

Fishing Guide Corrections

Watershed Unit Water Current Item Updated Item Effective Date
General Sportfishing Restrictions on Page 20 All It is unlawful to: Possess and use a gaff or gaff hook It is unlawful to: Possess or use a gaff or gaff hook April 1, 2020
ES1-ES4, PP1-PP2 and NB1-NB4 Beaver ponds and flowing waters Angling through ice is not permitted into beaver ponds or into flowing waters Angling through ice is not permitted into beaver ponds or flowing waters in ES1 to ES4 management zones except the portion of the Lobstick River lying in 53, 54-9, 10-W5 April 1, 2020
NB1 Wolf Lake Complex and Tributaries Season Open June 1 to Oct. 31 Season Open June 1 to Mar. 31 April 1, 2020
NB2 Lily Lake Listed as Put and Take stocked trout lake on page 17 Removed from page 17 as Lily Lake has site specific regulations on page 80 in NB2 April 1, 2020
NB3 Grist, Sand and Winefred rivers

Listed in wrong Watershed Unit (NB3 River, Creeks and Streams)

Moved to correct Watershed Unit (NB4 Rivers, Creeks and Streams)

April 1, 2020
NB3 NB3 River, Creeks and Streams

Bait • = Bait allowed

Bait • = Bait ban

April 1, 2020
NB3 Mink Lake #1 (17-82-11-W5)

Misspelled (Mike Lake #1)

Mink Lake #1

April 1, 2020

Read the Sportfishing Regulations

Waterbody Closures

No emergency waterbody closures at this time


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

Updated: Apr 8, 2020