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Fishing


IMPORTANT NOTICE: At this time, only catch and release fishing will be permitted at Arbour Lake.
THERE WILL BE NO KEEPING OF ANY FISH OF ANY SIZE OR KIND!
This is a result of Alberta Environment and Parks shutting down all fish
stocking within the bow river drainage area, of which Arbour Lake is
included. Due to whirling disease found in the Bow River and commercial
fish culture operations, the lake will not be stocked indefinitely, and as
such, no fish may be kept indefinitely.

Updated October, 2016

 

For more information on Whirling disease, click here


FISHING ACTIVITIES WILL NOT BE SUPERVISED!

Arbour Lake is a private facility and therefore holds a valid fishing license for all members. Fishing privileges on Arbour Lake are restricted to Members and their guests provided the Member is present.

Every member must read and sign a fishing orientation.

We reserve the right to inspect all bags, fishing equipment, coolers, etc. AT ANY TIME.

Membership Cards are to be turned into the office while you are fishing.

Fishing may only be done from the designated fishing dock. Fishing is not permitted from the boat launch area or into the swimming area.

Hooks must be barbless and egg hooks are not permitted. No triple hooks are to be used.  This promotes the release of healthy fish and ensures the survival of released fish.

No live bait, corn, bread, minnows, smelts, fish or nets may be used to catch fish.

Only one rod per resident may be cast at any one time and fishing lines must be attended to at all times.

If a fish is injured or dies, it must be surrendered to a lake staff member.

Random tackle box checks will be performed before, during and after entering the lake to ensure all Rules and Regulations are being followed.

Suspensions

There will be a one month suspension from fishing if:

You use live bait, corn, bread, minnows, smelts, fish or nets to catch fish

You use barbed hooks

You do not release a healthy fish

In order to properly control and maintain the fish population in the lake, the Residents Association reserves the right, from time to time and without notice, to suspend fishing rights in the lake for a period of time as the Residents Association, in its sole discretion, deems necessary or prudent.