Enjoy free fishing at the Fort Lions Community Fish Pond and everywhere else in Alberta.
The Government of Alberta is hosting a free fishing weekend (July 7 - 8), where everyone can go fishing without a license.
“It’s an opportunity for Albertans to try angling,” said Shannon Phillips, the minister of environment and parks. “It’s to make sure that everyone can get outside and have great family, memory making opportunities.”
While you don’t need a fishing license, the normal rules and regulations still apply.
“Whether you’re in a place that has some limits on catch or catch and release guidelines or any of those other things that are part of where you might be fishing, those rules still apply so you still need to know what they are and follow them.”
Rules and regulations for each fishing area can be found in the 2018 Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations or at any Fish and Wildlife office.
Free fishing weekends happen twice a year. The other is typically in February.