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New Licensing System

ESRD will be working with a new partner to provide more efficient licensing services to hunters, anglers and licence vendors.

The new system is scheduled to replace the old one on March 16, 2014.

We are working hard behind the scenes to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Thank you for your understanding!

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Answers for Anglers

Fishing FAQs

The 2014 fishing regulations will be in effect on April 1st. Time to brush up on the basics for Alberta fishing licences!

Check out our fishing FAQs page for some tips on how to get your licence, what to do if your licence expires or is lost, and more!

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Spring Waterbody Closures

Spring and Fall Fishing Closures

Each year, select waterbodies in Alberta are closed to anglers to protect vulnerable fish populations during their spawning seasons.

The Alberta Sportfishing Regulations provide information on current fishing seasons for specific waterbodies.

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Commercial Fishing Season

Commercial Fishing in Alberta

Review the Guide to Commercial Fishing Seasons on this webpage for important information on:

  • commercial fishing season dates
  • net mesh limitation guidelines
  • species quotas for Alberta waterbodies