July 7, 2016

Gone Fishin' in Jasper National Park

This week is Canada’s National Fishing Week, and what better way to celebrate than to go fishing in Jasper National Park?

National Fishing Week (July 2-10), supported by Catch Fishing, is a national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians to get outdoors and enjoy our angling heritage throughout the year. It is supported by federal, provincial and territorial governments, as well as hundreds of organizations and businesses that work hard to ensure sustainable fishing opportunities while safeguarding fish populations everywhere.

Jasper offers one of North America's highest concentrations of fishable lakes and rivers, but before grabbing your fishing rod, make sure to get a national park fishing permit first!

Parks Canada offers fishing permits for $9.80 per day or $34.30 annually. Anyone under the age of 16 may fish in the national parks without a permit if accompanied by a permit holder 16 years of age or older. However, their catch is then included within the permit holder’s daily limit. A valid national park pass is also required by anyone fishing in the parks.

Guided fishing trips are also offered within Jasper National Park for those who want to give fishing a try! Currie’s Guiding offers full and half day trips, as well as equipment rentals. Brewster offers guided fishing trips at Maligne Lake where you can spot an abundance of rainbow trout and eastern brook trout. The On-Line Sport and Tackle store in town also offers rentals and guided packages.

Need help choosing the perfect fishing hole among Jasper’s many lakes, rivers and streams? Parks Canada has a list of open fishing spots in Jasper that will help you narrow down your options.

Time to prepare your boat, tackle and fishing rod because Jasper is an ideal spot to spend a summer afternoon of fishing. For more information on fishing in Jasper, please visit the Parks Canada website

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