June 29 to July 7 is National Fishing Week across Canada and we encourage all Albertans to go fishing!

Alberta has a diverse collection of rivers and lakes, many of which support healthy wild fish populations. There are also many other waters stocked with fish every year, with the support of the province’s fish hatcheries and the Alberta Conservation Association. These special places provide Albertans and visitors with memorable fishing experiences and a unique outdoor experience to share with family and friends.

Fishing is affordable family fun. The proceeds from fishing licence sales support our fish stocking programs and the sustainable management of Alberta’s fisheries.

Alberta is committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability of our fisheries. This requires the support of anglers in setting management objectives and following fishing rules. Be sure to check the 2019 Alberta Sportfishing Regulations before you head out fishing.


To find out more about some of the organizations we support and how to get involved:

Updated: Jul 2, 2019