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Fishing Regulations

Disclaimer: Although we strive for accuracy in our content, the following rules and regulations should only be considered a reference. It is your responsibility to ensure you are in compliance with all current rules and regulations. We assume no responsibility or liability for any inaccurate, delayed or incomplete information. Official information can be found http://www.pc.gc.ca or call Parks Canada at (888)-773-8888.

National Park License Required

Fishing in any national park requires a national parks fishing license, which can be purchased at the park's information centre. More information on national parks licenses can be found at www.pc.gc.ca, or call the Wood Buffalo Park Office at (867)-872-7960.

CLOSED October 16 -to- May 19

OPENED May 20 -to- October 15

BAIT

Fish Keep limit / size restrictions
Rules & Regulations are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
All Species 5 (All Species combined)
Arctic Grayling 5
Goldeye 5
Lake Whitefish 5
Mountain Whitefish 5
Northern Pike 5
Walleye 3 (over 43cm)

National Park - WDB

Disclaimer: Although we strive for accuracy in our content, the following rules and regulations should only be considered a reference. It is your responsibility to ensure you are in compliance with all current rules and regulations. We assume no responsibility or liability for any inaccurate, delayed or incomplete information. Official information can be found http://www.pc.gc.ca or call Parks Canada at (888)-773-8888.

General Regulations:

  • You must have a Canadian National Parking fishing permit, which can be purchased at the visitor reception centre in Forth Smith or Fort Chipewayn
  • You can not fish with or possess the following within 100 meters of park waters:
    • Natural bait or chemical attractants
    • ANY lead tackle under 50 grams (sinkers, jigs, lures, flies)
    • lures with more then 2 gang hooks
    • line set-up capable of catching more than one fish at a time
  • Fish with more then one line at a time
  • Fish closed waters
  • Fish from 2 hours after sunset to one hour before sunrise
  • Allow your catch to spoil or to be wasted
  • Sell, trade or barter any fish caught
  • Put live fish or fish eggs in any park water or transfer them between bodies of water inside or outside the park
  • Put any food or fish in park waters
  • You can not possess more than 5 game fish at one time
  • You can not continue fishing on any day after having caught and kept the maximum daily catch and possession limit

Bait:

  • Fishing with bait and bait fish (dead) is not allowed in any body of water in Wood Buffalo National Park

Lakes, Rivers, Streams, Tributaries:

All bodies of water (or fish not mentioned at a listed location) are subject to the following rules unless they are closed or stated otherwise on the Parks Canada website Wood Buffalo Fishing Regulations.

Warning: Any species of fish caught that are not mentioned below must be released

Closed October 16 -to- May 22

OPENED May 23 -to- October 15

BAIT Not Allowed

Fish Keep limit / size restrictions
Rules & Regulations are from Parks Canada
All Species 5 (All species combined can not exceed this limit)
Arctic Grayling 5
Goldeye 5
Lake Whitefish 5
Mountain Whitefish 5
Northern Pike 5
Walleye 3 (over 43cm)

Fish & Wildlife District Office Numbers

If you are uncertain about any of the information regarding the rules and regulations for WDB, contact one of the district offices that are listed below.

  • Wood Buffalo National Park - (867)-872-7960
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