Fishing Licences


Going fishing? Unless you qualify for an age or other exemption, pack a licence with your gear.

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To purchase an Alberta sportfishing licence online, you will need:

  • a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express)
  • an email address (to receive up-to-date information about Alberta regulations)
  • a Wildlife Identification Number (WIN).

If you don’t have a WIN, you can apply for a Wildlife Identification Number online (or renew an existing one or replace a card) before purchasing a fishing licence. On the application, you will be asked to provide a driver’s licence number, health care card number or Canadian passport number to verify your identity.

Rules & Conditions

You aren't required to purchase a sportfishing licence in Alberta if you are any of the following:

  • under 16 years of age
  • an Alberta resident over 65 years of age
  • a Native Indian.