Alberta's Special Walleye Licence

Walleye are one of Alberta's most delicious and cherished fish species. However, to keep walleye from certain lakes in Alberta, you must apply for a licence though a draw system, much like big game licences for hunters.

How much does it cost?

A draw application costs $3.35 + GST per application. Each licence costs $11.00 + GST

How many walleye can I keep with one licence?

Class A licences gets tags for 2 large walleye.
Class B licences gets tags for 3 medium walleye.
Class C licences gets tags for 3 small walleye.

Please check the MyWildAlberta page for details on exact sizes.

Why is there a draw system for walleye fishing?

Overexploitation has resulted in the decline of many walleye populations. Walleye abundance in Alberta is also limited by availability of large lakes that provide suitable walleye habitat. Moreover, Alberta falls near the northern limits of the species’ range.

When is the walleye season?

Please refer to the Alberta Sportfishing Regulations and check the appropriate Fish Management Zones for details.

What lakes can you get walleye licences for?

You can apply for the walleye licences in the following lakes:

  • Amisk
  • Baptiste
  • Bourque
  • Elinor
  • Ethel
  • Fawcett
  • Garner
  • Gregoire
  • Gull
  • Hilda
  • Iosegun
  • Lac Bellevue
  • Lac La Biche
  • Lac Ste Anne
  • Long (63-19-W4)
  • Minnow
  • Moose
  • Newell Lake
  • Pigeon Lake
  • Pinehurst
  • Seibert
  • Whitefish
  • Wolf Lake (66-7-W4)