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ES1Chain Lakes Reservoir

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 5 - limit applies to All Trout species combined (except Bull Trout are Catch & Release ONLY)
Bull Trout 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Rainbow Trout included in Trout limit & size restrictions listed above

Zone 1 - ES1

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 - Catch & Release ONLY)
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- June 15

Opened June 16 -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 - Catch & Release ONLY)
Bull Trout 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Cutthroat Trout (all fish under 35cm must be released)
Rainbow Trout (all fish under 35cm must be released)
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

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 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 ES1, contact one of the district offices that are listed below.

  • Blairmore - (403)-562-3289
  • Calgary - (403)-297-6423
  • Canmore - (403)-678-2373
  • Cardston - (403)-653-5158
  • Claresholm - (403)-625-1450
  • High River - (403)-652-8330
  • Pincher Creek - (403)-627-1116

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
2016 April Rainbow Trout 36,001 17.1cm
2015 September Rainbow Trout 50,000 16.3cm
2015 April Rainbow Trout 15,480 16.3cm
2015 April Rainbow Trout 15,000 14.3cm
2015 April Rainbow Trout 19,520 17.0cm
2014 September Rainbow Trout 36,006 12.2cm
2014 September Rainbow Trout 2,755 18.0cm
2014 May Rainbow Trout 17,037 16.8cm
2013 September Rainbow Trout 31,000 16cm
2013 September Rainbow Trout 19,000 17cm
2013 May Rainbow Trout 26,700 18cm
2013 May Rainbow Trout 23,400 19cm
2012 May Rainbow Trout 33,100 15cm
2012 May Rainbow Trout 40,900 16cm
2012 May Rainbow Trout 18,900 19cm
2011 May Rainbow Trout 10,500 12cm
2011 May Rainbow Trout 101,200 12cm
2011 May Rainbow Trout 87,300 15cm
2010 June Rainbow Trout 9,900 9cm
2010 June Rainbow Trout 5,900 9cm
2010 June Rainbow Trout 36,800 13cm
2010 April Rainbow Trout 155,200 11cm
2009 May Rainbow Trout 66,900 13cm
2009 May Rainbow Trout 141,700 12cm
2008 October Rainbow Trout 4,300 11cm
2008 June Rainbow Trout 99,100 13cm
2008 June Rainbow Trout 47,900 15cm
2008 June Rainbow Trout 7,600 19cm
2008 May Rainbow Trout 53,700 13cm
2008 May Rainbow Trout 27,300 14cm
2007 June Bull Trout 3,200 22cm
2007 June Rainbow Trout 9,700 12cm
2007 June Rainbow Trout 29,300 14cm
2007 June Rainbow Trout 17,000 15cm
2007 May Rainbow Trout 98,000 14cm
2007 May Rainbow Trout 50,300 15cm
2007 March Rainbow Trout 80 69cm
2006 June Rainbow Trout 20,200 15cm
2006 June Rainbow Trout 1,300 22cm
2006 May Rainbow Trout 69,900 13cm
2006 May Rainbow Trout 57,600 14cm
2006 April Rainbow Trout 58,000 13cm

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