In the 2014 fishing season, Special Walleye Licences will be available for:

  • Baptiste
  • Battle
  • Elinor
  • Fawcett
  • Garner
  • Iosegun
  • Lac La Nonne
  • Lac Ste Anne
  • Long (63-19-W4)
  • Newell Lake
  • Pigeon Lake
  • Pinehurst
  • Rolling Hills Reservior
  • Smoke
  • Whitefish
  • Wolf Lake (66-7-W4)

The licences are available through a draw system similar to the hunting draws process, and tags issued with each licence must be affixed to walleye the angler chooses to keep.

The Special Walleye Licence was developed as a fisheries management tool that enables Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to carefully manage the number and sizes of walleye being harvested. This innovative licence allows anglers to harvest walleye from specified lakes with developing or recovering walleye populations.

Highlights of the 2014 Special Walleye Licence

  • Draw Application Period is Tuesday April 8, 2014 to Thursday May 1, 2014.

  • Draw applications can be purchased online or at licence issuers.

    To purchase online, visit:

  • Licences not allocated during the draw process will be available for reservation on a first-come, first-served basis from May 12 (09:00 a.m.) to March 6, 2015 online at albertarelm.com ($3.04 per application) on first-come first-served basis. Draw applications, checking draw results or reserving undersubscribed special licence will be available online through albertarelm.com or at licence issuers.

  • Walleye Harvest Seasons have been extended to allow use of the Special Walleye Licence tags for the open angling season on the following lakes: Please refer to the current Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations for the open season dates.

    • Newell Lake
    • Pigeon Lake
    • Wolf Lake (66-7-W4)
    • Battle
    • Fawcett
    • Garner
    • Long (63-19-W4)
    • Pinehurst
    • Baptiste
    • Rolling Hills Reservoir
    • Lac Ste Anne
    • Lac La Nonne
    • Elinor
    • Whitefish
    • Iosegun
    • Smoke
  • Only Alberta Residents can apply for and hold a Special Walleye Licence

  • The cost of the Special Walleye Licence is $10.50 (GST not included)

  • The number of walleye tags issued per licence is 2 large, 3 medium or 3 small fish

  • The 2014 Special Walleye Licence Draws Pamphlet is available at licence issuers and Fish and Wildlife District offices

Additional details of the Special Walleye Licence:

  • An angler can apply for a licence for each of the three size classes of walleye.

  • The applicant can specify up to three water body preferences on each licence draw application (within each draw, state 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices for the lakes from the choices).

  • Tags will be drawn in order of larger to smaller fish size category licences.

  • Once successfully drawn, the angler's name will be removed from successive draws.

  • Normal licence restrictions apply regarding licence combinations and eligibility. For example, if you were already drawn in one of the Special Walleye Licence draws, you cannot obtain another licence through the undersubscribed process. An angler may hold only one Special Fish Harvest Licence for walleye per year.

  • The lake, species, size limit, bag limit, and/or open season will be printed on the Special Walleye Licence.

  • To buy your licence online, you must have a prenumbered 10 digit Government of Alberta paper tag and wire before you begin your purchase. Online paper tags are also available at your nearest Fish and Wildlife office.

  • For information about tagging your walleye, please see the 2014 Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations.

Need Help?

Call the information line between 6 a.m. – Midnight 7 days a week:

  • Toll free: 1-888-944-5494

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Updated: Feb 28, 2014