The waters of "The Upper Bow River" and the environs
of Kananaskis Country offer the discerning Fly-Fisher myriad opportunities
for superb fly fishing with no shortage of Dry fly activity, coupled
with spectacular scenery.
These waters will provide some truly Challenging fishing. Three
native gamefish species can be found through most of the flowing
waters and lakes of the area ; Cutthroat trout, Bull Trout and
the Rocky Mountain Whitefish.
Among the non-natives the Brown trout predominates the waters
of the Upper Bow River, and is likely the most actively pursued
of all the mountain trout. Rainbows and hybrid Cut-Lows (Rainbow
Cutthroat cross) are showing up in greater numbers annually in
Headwater rivers and streams.
The Bow Valley and Greater Kananaskis country offers a tremendous
diversity of aquatic environments, many of which are little known.
To present you with the broadest view of our waters, I will use
game fish specie as the primary search criteria within this database.
In so doing I hope you will find it convenient to first select
your favourite specie, and then discover the varied locations,
and pertinent information to pursuing your choice successfully.
There are a lot
of regulations surrounding fishing in the Parks and if you do
plan to fish you must get a separate Parks fishing license which
replaces any other provincial fishing license that you possess.
The cost is only $13.00 CAD and a summary of the regulations
will be handed to you when you get your license. Generally,
the cost for a basic sport fishing licence in the Province of
Alberta is $18.00 CAD/year for Alberta residents, and $36.00
CAD/year for non-residents.
: Since 1996, the use of lead sinkers and jigs is strictly
forbidden. This new regulation helps to ensure the preservation
of our Parks wilderness. Safer fishing tackle can be obtained
in the form of tin, bismuth, steel, or special putty, that are
not poisonous to birds.
The Problem Every
year in Canada, loons and other water birds die needlessly of
lead poisoning. They get lead poisoning by eating lead fishing
sinkers or jigs.
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