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ES1Smith-Dorrien Creek (& tributaries)

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.

CLOSED April 1 -to- March 31

Related Waters

The following waters are connected to this location. You should be familiar with them prior to entering the area, in the event that you are fishing bodies of water that have different rules than the current location.

  • Kananaskis River - (from headwaters downstream to Hwy 1 & tributaries except Smith-Dorrien Creek)

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
2014 September Cutthroat Trout 200 4.8cm
2014 September Cutthroat Trout 200 4.8cm