This engagement has been archived.
Status: Completed
Ministry responsible: Environment and Parks
Completed: 2017

Overview

In 2017, after a review of assessments of walleye and pike fisheries in the Red Deer-North Saskatchewan region, it was determined to shift management objectives and corresponding regulations. A survey on these objectives and regulations asked about additional fish harvest opportunities in 5 regional waterbodies:

  • Strubel Lake
  • Magee Lake
  • Gull Lake
  • Gleniffer Reservoir
  • Burnstick Lake

Strubel Lake

The survey asked for feedback on a proposed shift to increasing the diversity of trout stocked into this lake, and the setting of a liberal harvest objective to actively deplete yellow perch from this fishery. The survey also asked about changing the provincial policy that does not permit the harvest of non-trout species from stocked trout lakes.

  • 88% of respondents agreed with the proposed shift
  • 90.2% agreed with setting a liberal harvest objective on yellow perch
  • 88% also agreed with changing the provincial policy

Regulation change implemented for 2017:

  • Yellow perch limit 15

Magee Lake

The survey asked about a proposed shift to a liberal harvest objective for pike with a 1 fish any size daily limit.

  • 76.6% of respondents agreed with the proposed shift

Regulation change implemented for 2017:

  • Pike limit 1, no size limit

Gull Lake

The survey asked for feedback on a proposed shift to a sustainable harvest objective for walleye with the implementation of a special harvest licence.

  • 80.2% agreed with the proposed shift

Regulation change implemented for 2017:

  • Walleye limit 0, except the holder of a special fish harvest licence and tags may retain walleye of a size, number and at the times specified on the licence

Gleniffer Reservoir

The survey asked for feedback on a proposed shift to a sustainable harvest objective with a 1 walleye over 50 cm daily limit.

  • 71.8% of respondents agreed with the proposed

Regulation change implemented for 2017:

  • Walleye limit 1, over 50 cm

Burnstick Lake

The survey asked about a proposed shift to a sustainable harvest objective with a 1 walleye over 50 cm daily limit, from this stocked population.

  • 80.9% agreed with the proposed shift

Regulation change implemented for 2017:

  • Walleye limit 1, over 50 cm

Life cycle

Survey period: February 21 to March 1, 2017

Survey results released: March 21, 2017

Related links

Fisheries management