Lac la Biche is now open for sports fishing.

This early opening is for Lac La Biche only; no other lakes in the area will open early.

Because of the warm spring, fish in the area have spawned early; the early fishing season start will not affect the fishery or its fish populations.

All regulations will remain in effect and will be enforced.

Sport-fishing licences can be purchased online or at participating vendors. See:

Fort McMurray residents who need their WIN numbers can call the AlbertaRELM Help Desk at 1-888-944-5494.

Posted: May 11, 2016