When too few people apply for special fish harvest licences for certain waterbodies in Alberta, the undersubscribed special licences are made available for sale to eligible anglers online and by phone.

Undersubscribed Special Fish Harvest Licences Available

  • Walleye (Class A) – available, see below for details
  • Walleye (Class B) – available, see below for details
  • Walleye (Class C) – available, see below for details

For size, seasons and lakes, refer to:

Also see the 2013 Special Walleye Licence Draws brochure at:

Reserving and Buying Your Special Fish Harvest Licence

To buy an undersubscribed special fish harvest licence, you must first reserve the licence and then confirm your reservation has been approved. Once you have been approved you can buy your special licence.

Important!

Once a licence has been reserved, it will not be cancelled. It will be considered sold. It is important that the licence is purchased in order to achieve the annual harvest goals set.

  • Licences are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Licences must first be reserved and then purchased beginning the following day
  • Both the online and the phone line are open 7-days a week, 24-hours a day until no licences remain available or until March 6, 2014

Sales Start:

Friday, May 10, 2013
9:00 a.m.

Close:

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014
Midnight

Reserving your Undersubscribed Special Fish Harvest Licence

You can reserve your licence either by phone or online.

Before You Begin!
  1. Have your 10 digit WIN (Wildlife Identification Number) ready.

    You may reserve the same kind of special licence for the same lake for up to 3 other anglers, provided you have their WINs.

    To learn more about WINs, see:

  2. Have the 2 digit Draw Code and 3 digit Draw Choice ready (see tables below)
To Reserve Online: AlbertaRELM.com
  1. You will need:

    • A credit card

      - Cost is $3.04 (plus GST) per application
      - Charges will appear on your credit card statement as: ALBERTA RELM EDMONTON, AB

    • An email address
    • A WIN to purchase the application
    • Your draw code and draw choice
  2. Go to: AlbertaRELM.com

    • Under the ‘Purchase’ menu, click on ‘Undersubscribed Application’
To Reserve by Phone: 1-900-451-3474

Cost is $1.25 per minute. Charges will appear on your long distance telephone bill.

To Avoid Delays: Check with your long distance service provider to ensure you have access to 1-900 numbers.
Note: Cell phones, blackberry phones, internet based digital phones; phones with 1-900 blocked and calling cards cannot access 1-900 numbers.

Cordless telephones are not recommended because of inconsistent transmission tones.

Many businesses or places of work do not permit 1-900 calls.

  1. You will need:

    • A WIN to purchase the application
    • Your draw code and draw choice
  2. Dial 1-900-451-3474 and follow the prompts

Purchasing your Undersubscribed Special Fish Harvest Licence

Once you have reserved your licence and it has been authorized, you can purchase the licence either online or at a private licence issuer.

You must purchase your reserved licence by March 7, 2014.

To Purchase Online: AlbertaRELM.com
To purchase your licence online, you must have a pre-numbered 10-digit Government of Alberta paper tag and wire. Paper tags are available at your local Fish and Wildlife District office.

To purchase your Undersubscribed Special Licence online:

  1. Go to AlbertaRELM the next day after you have reserved your licence to confirm you have been authorized to buy the licence:
  2. Click on ‘Undersubscribed Applications’ under the ‘My Info’ in the left menu.

  3. To purchase your special licence, click on ‘Special Licences’ under the Purchase menu.

To Purchase at a Licence Issuer

Undersubscribed Special Licences can also be purchased at licence issuers once you confirm your licence has been authorized.

To purchase your licence at a licence issuer you must bring your WIN card and provide the issuer with the draw code.

To find a Private Licence Issuer at a Retail Location near you, see:

Questions?

If you require further assistance about the Undersubscribed Special Licence process, call:

  • 1-877-289-0999 Toll Free in North America

Lost Special Walleye Licence and/or Tag

  • Lost/destroyed licences
    • Licences purchased at a licence issuer can be reprinted at any licence issuer for a $2.00 fee
    • Licences purchased online can be reprinted online at no charge

  • Lost/destroyed tags
    • Tags issued by a licence issuer can be reprinted at any licence issuer for a $4.00 fee.
    • A replacement tag(s) for a licence purchased online can be replaced at no charge.

  • You are required to bring your licence to a Fish and Wildlife office. In both cases above you must complete a statutory declaration to authorize the replacement.

Eligibility

Only Alberta Residents are eligible.

An angler requires an Alberta Resident Sportfishing Licence, unless he or she is:

  • Under 16 years of age
  • An Alberta Resident aged 65 or older
  • A registered Indian under the federal Indian Act

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.

A person need not have applied in the draw to be eligible to obtain an undersubscribed special licence. Draw priorities are not affected by purchasing an undersubscribed special licence.

Any person in possession of a valid WIN and in compliance with the above may purchase a special licence.

2013 Licences Available for Eligible Anglers

The following tables list the number of licences that are available for sale to eligible anglers at 9:00 a.m. on May 10, 2013, and the number that remain for sale.

For more immediate information, telephone, toll-free in Alberta: 1-877-289-0999

For Season Dates please refer to the 2013 Alberta Guide to Sportfishing

Data updated: December 20, 2013 @ 9:54 AM

Draw Code 60 – Walleye (Class A)
Alberta Residents Only – Price $10.50 plus GST
Valid for 2 Walleye over 50 cm in total length
Season Lake Wildlife Management Unit (WMU)/Season Code Online Licences Available May 10 Online Licences Remaining Phone (1-900) Licences Available May 10 Phone (1-900) Remaining
See fishing regulations for dates Pigeon 701 1011 0 253 143
Draw Code 61 – Walleye (Class B)
Alberta Residents Only – Price $10.50 plus GST
Valid for 3 Walleye 43-50 cm in total length
Season Lake Wildlife Management Unit (WMU)/Season Code Online Licences Available May 10 Online Licences Remaining Phone (1-900) Licences Available May 10 Phone (1-900) Remaining
See fishing regulations for dates Pigeon 701 354 0 89 0
See fishing regulations for dates Lac Ste Anne 713 573 0 143 62
Draw Code 62 – Walleye (Class C)
Alberta Residents Only – Price $10.50 plus GST
Valid for 3 Walleye under 43 cm in total length
Season Lake Wildlife Management Unit (WMU)/Season Code Online Licences Available May 10 Online Licences Remaining Phone (1-900) Licences Available May 10 Phone (1-900) Remaining
See fishing regulations for dates Pigeon 701 171 0 43 14
See fishing regulations for dates Wolf (66-7-W4) 702 555 79 139 82
See fishing regulations for dates Lac Ste Anne 713 867 592 217 209
See fishing regulations for dates Lac La Nonne 714 358 151 90 75
See fishing regulations for dates Iosegun 718 790 640 197 179
See fishing regulations for dates Smoke 719 726 527 182 167
See fishing regulations for dates Fawcett 720 229 0 57 0


Updated: Mar 07, 2014