First time fishers will be out and about this weekend.
During Canada’s National Fishing Week (July 1-9), Alberta is supporting the tradition of sport fishing by offering a free fishing weekend (July 8-9).
Any person may fish without an Alberta Fishing License, but they must follow all other rules and regulations as outlined by the province.
Anglers are being asked to be responsible by knowing the regulations and limits and using barbless hooks when catching and releasing fish back into the water.
Public bodies of water are all free to use during the weekend, but National Parks and private ponds are off limits.