ACA Fish Stocking, New Lakes

Stocked trout fisheries are popular in Alberta, with rainbow trout being the third most sought after fish by anglers in Alberta (DFO 2019). Given the popularity of trout-stocked fisheries in Alberta, this project seeks to expand the number of stocked ponds through identification and screening of ponds with potential to support a stocked trout fishery. We identified and evaluated Rotary Park Pond (in the Town of Westlock) during the 2021 field season and determined that it has fisheries potential. Chestermere Pond (near Chestermere) and a borrow pit (BP1 near Fort McMurray) remain possibilities for future fisheries, and we are working with AEP to determine public access options. We also stocked Boulder Lake for the first time in 2021 and it is now part of the Fish Stocking Project.


Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Fish & Game Association, Alberta Transportation, County of Grande Prairie, Evelyn and Leslie Wadey, Lacombe Fish and Game Association, Saddle Hills County, Taber Irrigation District, Town of Taber

Annual Summaries

Title Year Category
ACA Fish Stocking Expansion - New Lakes 2015-2016 1
ACA Fish Stocking Expansion - New Lakes 2016-2017 1
ACA Fish Stocking Expansion - New Lakes 2017-2018 1
ACA Fish Stocking, New Lakes 2018-2019 1
ACA Fish Stocking - New Lakes 2019-2020 1
Fish Stocking, New Lakes 2020-2021 1
Fish Stocking Expansion - New Lakes 2021-2022 1