Fishing Draws FAQs

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.

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You can purchase a draw application from a private licence issuer or online during a certain time period. For exact dates, see the current year's Special Walleye Licence Draws Pamphlet:

Undersubscribed licences are reserved on a first-come first-served basis. For exact dates, see the current year's Special Walleye Licence Draws pamphlet:

Reserve an undersubscribed licence:

Draw applications may be purchased at licence issuers online:

Draw results are available online:

For exact dates, see the current year's guide to Special Walleye Licence Draws pamphlet:

Yes. Anyone who wishes to fish for walleye must enter the draw.

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Updated: Mar 30, 2017