An electrifying jolt courses through you as a trophy fish strikes. Your line sings, vibrating, flying off your reel. Suddenly a blinding flash of silver explodes through the surface, sparkling in the morning sun. Just when you think it can’t get any better than this, you catch a glimpse of your surroundings: the glassy stillness of the lake, the tree-lined shore and distant snow-capped peaks unfolding under an endless sky.
Alberta’s lakes, rivers and streams number in the thousands. With so many unspoiled waterways, a spot to drop a line is never far away. Take the gang on a day trip and fish from a boat or right from shore. Experience world class trout fishing on a river right in the middle of a city. Take a float plane to a remote lake where the fish practically jump into your boat. Sleep in a shoreline log cabin or a backcountry lodge and dream of ravenous trout, pike, walleye and grayling fighting for your favourite lure.