Fish Stocking Expansion – New Species Evaluation

Annually, the ACA stocks waterbodies with catchable rainbow trout. In addition to rainbow trout stockings, we recently diversified angling opportunities at selected ponds by stocking brown and brook trout, creating multi-species fisheries. This project evaluated the contribution of brook trout to our stocked pond fisheries by the relative return to creel of brook and rainbow trout in selected ACA stocked ponds. Spring gill netting results indicate stocking created a population of both brook and rainbow trout for anglers to catch. Of the 2,676 trout we tagged and released, anglers reported catching a total of 161 (6%) consisting of 108 rainbow trout (67%) and 53 brook trout (33%). Of these, 54 rainbow trout (50%) and 15 brook trout (28%) were reported as 2 harvested. Approximately half of all fish captures occurred within the first month after stocking, indicating rapid utilization of trout from our ponds.

Partnerships

Alberta Environment and Parks, Cabela’s Canada Inc.

Annual Summaries

We are working hard to upload all past summaries. If there is a report you would like to see that isn't presently here, please email info@ab-conservation.com

Title Year Category
ACA Fish Stocking Expansion - New Species and Strains 2015-2016 1
ACA Fish Stocking Expansion - New Species and Strains 2016-2017 1
ACA Fish Stocking Expansion - New Species and Strains 2017-2018 1
ACA Fish Stocking Expansion - New Species 2019-2020 1