Free Family Day ice fishing

Albertans can reel in a fun weekend with free ice fishing from Feb. 16 to 18.

Albertans can reel in a fun weekend with free ice fishing from Feb. 16 to 18.

All Family Day long weekend, Albertans and visitors can fish without a licence in any public water body that has an open fishing session. National parks are not included.

Although people can fish without a licence, Alberta sport fishing regulations still apply. The Alberta Guide to Sportfishing regulations can be picked up at any Fish and Wildlife office or wherever licences are sold.

As well, fishers can bring their camera and post their best fishing photos on the Angling in Alberta Facebook page, for a chance to win weekly prizes.

While free fishing weekends are offered twice a year, Family Day weekend and National Fishing Week in the summer, people interested in fishing year round can purchase a Wildlife Identification Number card and an Alberta sport fishing licence by completing the online application at albertarelm.com.

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