2020/2021 Fishing Regulations
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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 Banff Park Office at .
CLOSED November 2 -to- June 30
OPENED July 1 -to- November 1
|Fish||Keep limit (size restrictions)|
|Rules & Regulations are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development|
|All Species||0 - Catch & Release ONLY|
|Trout||0 - limit applies to All Trout species combined|
|Lake Whitefish||0 - Catch & Release ONLY|
|Mountain Whitefish||0 - Catch & Release ONLY|
National Park - BNF
- You must have a Canadian National Parking fishing permit
- 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 2 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
- Fishing with bait and bait fish (dead) is not allowed in any body of water in Banff 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 Banff Fishing Regulations.
Warning: Any species of fish caught that are not mentioned below must be released
Closed November 2 -to- June 30
OPENED July 1 -to- November 1
BAIT Not Allowed
|Fish||Keep limit / size restrictions|
|Rules & Regulations are from Parks Canada|
|All Species||0 (All species combined can not exceed this limit)|
|Brook Trout||included in All Species limit & size restrictions listed above|
|Brown Trout||included in All Species limit & size restrictions listed above|
|Bull Trout||0 - Catch & Release ONLY|
|Lake Trout||included in All Species limit & size restrictions listed above|
|Rainbow Trout||included in All Species limit & size restrictions listed above|
|Lake Whitefish||included in All Species limit & size restrictions listed above|
|Mountain Whitefish||included in All Species limit & size restrictions listed above|
Fish & Wildlife District Office Numbers
If you are uncertain about any of the information regarding the rules and regulations for BNF, contact one of the district offices that are listed below.
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NOTE: Some sections of rivers, streams and creeks have different rules for different parts of that water system. It is your responsibility to know where you are. AlbertaFishingGuide.com holds no responsibility or liability in any event of injury, death, loss of property or profits as a result of the use of this map. The information provided is intended for planning purposes only. Road conditions, safety and closure are not guaranteed. Use this information at your own risk.
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