Zone 2 consists of approximately the southeast quarter of the province, east of Highway 2 from the Montana border to the
North Saskatchewan River.
Four major rivers that start in the mountains flow through the Parkland-Prairie. For most of the summer, these rivers are
largely silty and warm. Shallow lakes and reservoirs are also found in the Parkland-Prairie.
The most common game fish of the zone are yellow perch, northern pike, and lake whitefish, although walleye have been introduced
into several reservoirs. Rainbow trout are stocked into many ponds and small reservoirs throughout the Parkland-Prairie.
The following are the more common game fish in Zone 2:
Sportfishing regulations are separated into Watershed Units for the Milk and South Saskatchewan rivers, including:
- Portions of the Oldman and Bow rivers (PP1)
- Red Deer, Battle and North Saskatchewan rivers (PP2)
How to get there
You can reach the major centres in Zone 2 by travelling all-season highways from Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary and Lethbridge.
Air services make regularly scheduled flights from the Calgary International Airport to Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. Charter
air services are also available.
Updated: Mar 27, 2009