Fishing

Fishing Season: May 15-Oct 31

Trout Pond Regulations:

  • Catch-and-release only.
  • Bait ban in effect. Note: bait is considered to be anything with a scent or flavour.
  • Persons ages 16-64 must have a valid Alberta Sportfishing License if fishing or assisting youth with casting and reeling in their line.

Be a responsible angler:

  • Know the regulations for your waterbody.
  • Use barbless hooks to cause less damage to fish.
  • Handle fish with care to help them survive.
  • Clean, drain and dry ALL fishing equipment when moving from one waterbody to another.

Fishing Rod Rentals (available May 15-Oct 31 only)

Trout Pond fishing season runs May 15 to October 31; picture of little girl with fishing rod

Don’t have your own gear? No problem! Fishing rod rentals are available during our Discovery Centre hours.

Rods must be returned by 3:45 pm. Last rental at 3:15 pm.

Fee: $5 per rod (plus GST).
Who: Ages 4 & up*.
Where: Pick up your rods at the Discovery Centre.
When: May 15 - Oct 31 during Discovery Centre hours of operation

*Persons ages 16+ must present a valid Alberta Sportfishing Licence if they will be fishing and/or assisting youth with casting and/or reeling in their line. Alberta residents ages 65+ do not require a fishing licence.

Fishing Clinics

Family Fishing Clinics:

Families discover fishing together at the Trout Pond; boy fishing.

This 2-hour clinic will provide youth and their parents with the basics of fishing; including best practices, equipment, casting & fish handling!

All equipment provided. No fishing licence required.

Check back in Spring 2017 for the next clinic dates.

Junior Fishing Clinics:

Families discover fishing together at the Trout Pond; young boy and man wearing cowboy hats while fishing.

This 1-hour clinic is specifically designed for younger kids ages 4-6 and a guardian.

Ideal for families who have never fished before, you’ll learn the basics of fishing in Alberta through hands-on learning opportunities! The best part: all equipment for the day is provided. No fishing licence required.

Check back in Spring 2017 for the next clinic dates.

 

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Updated: Oct 31, 2016