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Find ACA Stocked Lakes Near You!

Whether you are a seasoned fishermen with thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment or a complete newbie who found a Spiderman fishing rod at a garage sale, we can help you find a great fishing spot to call your own. With over 50 lakes stocked by our Enhanced stocking program, there are plenty of fish to go around.

Don't forget to purchase a 2017 fishing licence and check the 2017 Alberta Sportfishing Regulations before heading out!

Update: Whirling Disease 2017

As many anglers are likely aware, in the fall of 2016, whirling disease was discovered in Alberta, including within several commercial hatcheries. While the parasite responsible for the disease has no impact on humans, it can be extremely debilitating to trout, salmon and whitefish (for more information on whirling disease: http://aep.alberta.ca/fish-wildlife/wildlife-diseases/whirling-disease/default.aspx).

Because of the disruption in the commercial hatchery fish production, ACA has been forced to make some changes to our stocking program this year. The number of fish available to ACA is approximately 60 per cent of our normal stocking program. While this is not an ideal situation, we have worked with our suppliers to ensure all ponds that are currently approved for stocking by the Provincial Government will receive fish as per the schedule in the table below.

At this point in time, there is no indication that any ponds that ACA stocks contain whirling disease; however, to be cautious and ensure protection of our native fisheries, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) has undertaken a screening of all ponds stocked by ACA to determine the risk of fish escapement. Through the initial screening process, 11 ponds have been identified as requiring further assessment. We will work closely with AEP staff to aid in the assessment of these ponds and determine mitigation measures as required that will allow these ponds to be given approval for stocking.

Whirling disease is a serious risk to Alberta’s fisheries. Please do your part to stop the spread of the disease and ensure you inform others to checkout the AEP website: http://aep.alberta.ca/fish-wildlife/wildlife-diseases/whirling-disease/stop-the-spread.aspx.

If you have any question or concerns please do not hesitate to contact ACA at info@ab-conservation.com.

2017 ACA Stocked Lakes Table

District Waterbody Species Target Stocking Month 2017 Status
Drumheller Anderson Dam Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Camrose Bashaw Pond Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout May Stocked
Leduc Beaumont Pond Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout May Stocked
Bonnyville Bonnyville Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Brooks Bow City East Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Lloydminster Bud Miller Park Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Ponoka Centennial Park Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Olds Cipperley's Reservoir Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Vermilion Claude N. Brennan Memorial Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Camrose Daysland Pond Rainbow Trout April Stocked
Cochrane Dewitt's Pond Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout April Stocked
Grand Prairie Shell True North Pond (SW 10-79-8-W6M) Brook Trout May Stocked
Medicine Hat Echo Dale Park Rainbow Trout May Stocked
High River Emerson Lake Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout May Stocked
Lethbridge Enchant Park Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Ft. Saskatchewan Ft. Lions Community Fish Pond at West River's Edge Rainbow Trout June Stocked
Foremost Foremost Reservoir Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Edmonton Gibbons Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Lethbridge Gold Springs Park Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Coronation Gooseberry Park Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Claresholm Granum Pond Rainbow Trout April Stocked
Red Deer Hansen Reservoir Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Stony Plain Morinville Heritage Lake Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout May Stocked
Vegreville Innisfree Trout Pond Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout May Stocked
Vermilion Irma F&G Pond Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout May Stocked
Olds Kraft Wimborne Pond Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout May Stocked
Edmonton Lacombe Park Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Vegreville Lamont Reservoir Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout May Stocked
Camrose Lougheed Trout Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Cardston Magrath Children's Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Lethbridge McQuillan Reservoir Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Coaldale McVinnie Reservoir Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Olds Midway Reservoir Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Ponoka Mirror Reservoir Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Red Deer Mitchell Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Cochrane Mitford Pond Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout April Stocked
Stony Plain Morinville F&G Pond Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout May Stocked
Airdrie Nose Creek Pond - - Not Stocked in 2017
Ponoka Nuggent Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Oyen Oyen (Concrete) Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Oyen Oyen Reservoir Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Camrose Pleasure Island Fish Pond Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Trout May Stocked
Provost Pro Alta Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Smoky Lake Radway Fish Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Red Deer Ray's Pond Rainbow Trout May/June Stocked
Lethbridge Stirling Fish Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Strathmore Strathmore Children's Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Ponoka Tees Trout Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Camrose Telegraph Park Pond Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Trout May Stocked
Vegreville Two Hills PondRainbow Trout May Stocked
Vegreville Viking Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Vermilion Wallace Park Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked
Wetaskiwin Wetaskiwin Pond Rainbow Trout May Stocked

The following ponds require further assesment by the GOA to determine risk of spreading whirling disease

District Waterbody Species Target Stocking Month 2017 Status
Athabasca Boyle Pond - - TBD
Stettler Castor Fish Pond - - TBD
Red Deer East Stormwater Pond - - TBD
Edmonton Hermitage Park Pond - - TBD
Edmonton Legal Reservoir - - TBD
Red Deer Len Thompson Pond - - TBD
Ponoka Mound Red Reservoir - - TBD
Vegreville Vegreville Children's Pond - - TBD
Athabasca Westlock Rec Pond - - TBD
Ponoka Windsor Lake - - TBD