The City of Airdrie, with the help of the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA), recently restocked Nose Creek Pond with 300 Rainbow Trout. 

Clint Goodman, the Corporate Environment Specialist with the City of Airdrie, says there are some rules when it comes to fishing at Nose Creek Pond and Nose Creek. 

The fishing regulations between the pond and the creek are subject to change. The province may implement time of day restrictions, depending on water flow and temperature. Check the 2022 Alberta Fishing Regulation before embarking.  

  • Nose Creek Pond: Angling is permitted year-round and bait is allowed. Catch limits are five trout, five northern pike, and 15 yellow perch. 

  • Nose Creek: Angling is permitted ONLY between June 16 and October 31. Bait is not allowed. Catch limits depend on time of year and species. 

When it comes to the winter months, Goodman says there is a good pond close by for ice fishing. 

“Nose Creek Pond is typically used for ice skating through the winter months, but if folks are looking for ice fishing, nearby there's the Dewitts Pond just southwest of town off of Yankee Valley Boulevard and Panorama Road. The pond itself is also stocked by ACA with rainbow trout and brown trout.” 

Goodman says Nose Creek Pond is restocked annually, usually anytime between late April and mid-May. 

Goodman says he has taken his family to fish at Nose Creek Pond. 

“I took my five-year-old and three-year-old just behind the amphitheatre off the dock and dropped the line with them and it was a great experience.” 

If you are under 16 years of age or an Alberta resident older than 65 you are not required to have a Sportfishing License to fish with a rod and reel; however, you must follow Alberta’s sportfishing regulations. If between 16 and 65, you are required to have a fishing license. 

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