Fishing Regulations on Lake Wabamun

2018/2019 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- May 14

OPENED May 15 -to- March 31

BAIT Allowed (including dead bait fish)

Fish Keep limit (size restrictions)
Rules & Regulations are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Burbot 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Lake Whitefish 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Northern Pike 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Walleye 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Yellow Perch 0 - Catch & Release ONLY

Zone 2 - PP2

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:

Open April 1st -to- January 31st  Bait Allowed

Fish Keep limit (size restrictions)
Rules & Regulations are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Trout 5 - limit applies to All Trout species combined
Bull Trout 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Burbot 2
Lake Whitefish 10
Mountain Whitefish 5 (all fish under 30cm must be released)
Northern Pike 3 (all fish under 63cm must be released)
Walleye 3 (all fish under 50cm must be released)
Yellow Perch 15

February 1 -to- March 31    Bait Allowed

Fish Keep limit (size restrictions)
Rules & Regulations are from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Trout 5 - limit applies to All Trout species combined
Bull Trout 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Burbot 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Lake Whitefish 10
Mountain Whitefish 5 (all fish under 30cm must be released)
Northern Pike 3 (all fish under 63cm must be released)
Walleye 3 (all fish under 50cm must be released)
Yellow Perch 15

Streams:

Closed April 1 -to- May 14

Opened May 15 -to- January 31

Bait 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 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Burbot 2
Goldeye 10
Lake Sturgeon 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Lake Whitefish 10
Mountain Whitefish 5 (all fish under 30cm must be released)
Northern Pike 3 (all fish under 63cm must be released)
Walleye & Sauger 3 - limit applies to Walleye & Sauger combined
Walleye (all fish under 50cm must be released)
Yellow Perch 15

Opened February 1 -to- March 31

Bait 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 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Burbot 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Goldeye 10
Lake Sturgeon 0 - Catch & Release ONLY
Lake Whitefish 10
Mountain Whitefish 5 (all fish under 30cm must be released)
Northern Pike 3 (all fish under 63cm must be released)
Walleye & Sauger 3 - limit applies to Walleye & Sauger combined
Walleye (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 PP2, contact one of the district offices that are listed below.

  • Camrose - (780)-679-1225
  • Drumheller - (403)-823-1670
  • Edmonton - (780)-427-3574
  • Hanna - (403)-854-5540
  • Oyen - (403)-664-3614
  • Ponoka - (403)-783-7093
  • Provost - (780)-753-2433
  • Red Deer - (403)-340-5142
  • Stettler - (403)-742-7510
  • Stony Plain - (780)-960-8190
  • Vegreville - (780)-632-5410
  • Vermilion - (780)-853-8137
  • Wetaskiwin - (780)-361-1250

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 June Walleye 5,211,043 1cm
2013 June Walleye 500 21cm
2013 May Walleye 23 43cm
2012 July Walleye 36,000 5cm
2012 July Walleye 12,200 6cm
2012 June Walleye 6,446,000 1cm
2012 June Walleye 570 40cm
2012 June Walleye 560 58cm

Alberta Fishing Licenses & Tags

Alberta fishing licenses and Alberta WIN cards are required weather you are keeping your fish or not. You can purchase and renew both online at www.albertarelm.com or at select retail stores. Costs vary depending on age and residency.

A special walleye licence tag is required for some bodies of water and is only available to Alberta residents. Find up-to date information at www.albertarelm.com.

National Parks Fishing License

Fishing in any national park requires a national parks fishing license, which can be purchase at the park's information centre. Find more information on Banff, Jasper, Waterton Lakes and Wood Buffalo national parks licenses at www.pc.ca

Alberta Sports Fishing License Cost

License Holder Cost Special Walleye License 3
Alberta Resident 1    
Ages 16 -to- 64 $28.00 $11.00
Ages 65 & older FREE - No License required $11.00
Ages 16 & younger FREE - No License required $11.00
Canadian Resident 2    
Ages 16 & older    
Annual $60.00 Not available
Limited 7 days $41.00 Not available
Limited 1 day $25.00 Not available
Ages 16 & younger FREE - No License Required Not available
Non-Resident of Canada    
Ages 16 & older    
Annual $85.00 Not available
Limited 7 days $55.00 Not available
Limited 1 day $26.63 Not available
Ages 16 & younger FREE - No License Required Not available
Indigenous Peoples FREE - No License Required No License Required

1.) Alberta Resident - is a person who has Canadian citizenship, or has lived in Canada for last 12 months and has their primary place of residence in Alberta. Make purchase at retial outlet or online at www.albertarelm.com.

2.) Canadian Resident - is a person who has Canadian citizenship, or has lived in Canada for last 12 months and has their primary place of residence is in Canada. Make purchase at retial outlet or online at www.albertarelm.com.

3.) Special Walleye License - is required for specified lakes, and is only available to Alberta residents on a draw basis. Draw applications can be purchased online at www.albertarelm.com, or at licence issuers or 1-900-451-3474 (charges apply at $3.25 for the first minute and $1.15 for every additional minute)

Alberta Fishing Records

The following table lists the most recent Alberta fishing records. These records are managed and provided by the Alberta Fish & Game Association.

Fish Species Weight Lake Year
Brook Trout 12lb 14.3oz Maligne Lake 1984
Brown Trout 21lb 14.2oz Waterton Reservoir 2012
Bull Trout 17lb 15oz Lower Kananaskis 1947
Cutthroat Trout 9lb 9oz Castle River 1988
Golden Trout 4lb 6.5oz Southfork Lakes 1965
Lake Trout 52lb 8oz Cold Lake 1929
Rainbow Trout 20lb 4oz Maligne Lake 1980
Arctic Grayling 2lb 15.5oz n/a 1973
Goldeye 4lb 2oz Battle River Dam 1974
Mooneye 1lb 2.5oz North Sask. River 1992
Lake Whitefish 11lb 10.1oz Buck Lake 1998
Mountain Whitefish 5lb 10.5oz Gap Lake 1991
Burbot 18lb 11.6oz Marie Lake 2004
Lake Sturgeon 105lb South Sask. River 1981
Northern Pike 38lb Keho Lake 1983
Sauger 6lb 2.6oz Milk River 1992
Walleye 15lb 8oz Pembina River 2000
Yellow Perch 2lb 15.5oz Island Lake 1982