Game Fish

COVID-19 response: temporary closures

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

  • You can contact Fish and Wildlife offices using the phone numbers listed on the Fish and Wildlife - Contacts page.
  • For recreational sportfishing or hunting information, please visit AlbertaRELM or call the AlbertaRELM Help Desk at 1-888-944-5494.
  • Vehicle access is now permitted at parking lots and staging areas in provincial parks and public land. Facilities like playgrounds and washrooms remain 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.

Alberta's diverse game fish are a source of enjoyment for hundreds of thousands of anglers each year. Since different regulations apply to different species, it's important to know how to tell the different species apart. Some of the fish you catch you may have to release, and others may have certain restrictions on them, such as catch and size limits. You can identify the various species by their distinguishing characteristics.

Learn about game fish in Alberta:

Game Fish 

Test your ability to identify Alberta’s cold-water game fish:

Fish Identification Quiz – Northern Lights Fly Fishers 

Updated: Feb 21, 2020