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ES2Birch Lake

2017/2018 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 www.albertaregulations.ca or call Alberta Sustainable Resource Development information centre at (780)-944-0313.

OPENED April 1 -to- March 31

BAIT Allowed (except bait fish)

Fish Keep limit (size restrictions)
Rules & Regulations are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Trout 3 - limit applies to All Trout species combined (except Bull Trout are Catch & Release ONLY)
Brook Trout included in Trout limit & size restrictions listed above
Rainbow Trout 1

Zone 1 - ES2

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 www.albertaregulations.ca or call Alberta Sustainable Resource Development information centre at (780)-944-0313.

General Regulations:

Lakes:

OPENED All year

BAIT Allowed (except bait fish)

Fish Keep limit (size restrictions)
Rules & Regulations are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Trout 5 - limit applies to All Trout species combined
Bull Trout 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Burbot 10
Lake Whitefish 10
Mountain Whitefish 5 (all fish under 30cm must be released)
Northern Pike 3 (no size restrictions)
Walleye 3 (all fish under 50cm must be released)
Yellow Perch 15

Streams:

Closed November 1 -to- March 31

Opened April 1 -to- August 31

Bait Not Allowed

Fish Keep limit (size restrictions)
Rules & Regulations are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Trout 2 - limit applies to All Trout species combined
Bull Trout 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Cutthroat Trout (all fish under 35cm must be released)
Burbot 10
Lake Sturgeon 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Lake Whitefish 10
Mountain Whitefish 5 (all fish under 30cm must be released)
Northern Pike 3 (no size restrictions)
Walleye 3 (all fish under 50cm must be released)
Yellow Perch 15

Opened September 1 -to- October 31

Bait Not Allowed

Fish Keep limit (size restrictions)
Rules & Regulations are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Trout 0 - limit applies to All Trout species combined - Catch & Release ONLY
Burbot 10
Lake Sturgeon 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Lake Whitefish 10
Mountain Whitefish 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Northern Pike 3 (no size restrictions)
Walleye 3 (all fish under 50cm must be released)
Yellow Perch 15

Fish & Wildlife District Office Numbers

If you are uncertain about any of the information regarding the rules and regulations for ES2, contact one of the district offices that are listed below.

  • Cochrane - (403)-932-2388
  • Nordegg - (403)-721-3965
  • Rocky Mountain House - (403)-845-8230
  • Sundre - (403)-638-3805

Stock Report

The Alberta government stocks various bodies of water throughout the province. This helps maintain fish populations and provides better, more diverse fishing opportunities, and in some cases, establish new populations. For a full report on all stocked bodies of visit mywildalberta.com

Year Month Fish Species # of Fish Stocked Average Length
Stock reports are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
2015 June Rainbow Trout 3,500 22.4cm
2015 June Brook Trout 5,000 22.4cm
2015 June Brown Trout 500 22.5cm
2014 June Brown Trout 500 18.0cm
2014 June Brook Trout 4,200 19.0cm
2014 June Rainbow Trout 3,000 20.5cm
2013 September Rainbow Trout 1,500 20cm
2013 May Brook Trout 5,000 18cm
2013 May Brown Trout 500 18cm
2012 May Brook Trout 8,300 10cm
2011 June Brook Trout 7,900 10cm
2010 May Brook Trout 5,000 8cm
2009 May Brook Trout 15,800 9cm
2008 July Brook Trout 1,000 10cm
2007 June Brook Trout 16,600 8cm

Location Map

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5 Day Weather Report

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