Upper Oldman River Watershed Angler Survey
We estimated angler effort, number of trips, and fish catch by conducting instantaneous angler counts and angler interviews on major streams in the Upper Oldman River watershed. Between June 16 and October 31, 2018, we conducted 25 instantaneous angler counts, counted 1,052 anglers, and interviewed 958 anglers over 87 survey shifts. During the survey period, anglers fished for 91,679 hours and made 21,636, trips with the highest angling pressures occurring in the Livingstone, Middle Oldman, and Upper Oldman rivers. Westslope cutthroat trout was the primary species targeted by anglers with a total estimated catch of 80,180 fish, which equates to 88% of the overall fish catch (n = 91,228 fish all species). Westslope cutthroat trout catch rates varied throughout the study area but were highest in the Upper Oldman River.
Alberta Environment and Parks
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