A salvage fishery is taking place at Carolside Reservoir near Hanna, Alberta, to
harvest resources that would otherwise be lost due to low water levels in the reservoir.
Carolside Reservoir is draining because of a malfunctioning outlet gate stuck in
the open position. The volume of water remaining in the reservoir is too low to
allow fish to survive over winter.
Participants in the fishery are advised there is no access to the reservoir across
the dam. Participants are also advised to stay at least 100 metres from any construction
equipment on the site, and to remain at least 100 metres upstream of the coffer
Fish species in the reservoir include:
- Northern Pike
- Yellow Perch
- Longnose Sucker
- White Sucker
Salvage Fishing Licence Available Jan 14 - Feb 28, 2013
The salvage fishery is open to all residents of Canada, January 14 – February 28, 2013:
- Cost of the license is $5, plus GST, for all eligible residents under the age of
- Licenses are free to residents over the age of 65 years
- Certain conditions apply to the fishery, including allowable methods and prohibitions
against selling any fish caught.
Buy a Salvage Fishing Licence
Anglers can participate by acquiring a salvage fishing license from any Fish and
Wildlife office in Alberta. To find an office near you, visit the Environment and
Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) website at:
Updated: Jan 22, 2013