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Old 08-11-2015, 03:40 PM
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The province is taking the unusual step of closing several fishing spots to protect fish populations as temperatures soar.
■Alberta fish stressed out by hot weather, warns province

Alberta Environment and Parks says the heat and low water levels are a threat to many species.

Sandy Beach park
The water is low on the Elbow River at Sandy Beach park in southwest Calgary. (Mike Spenrath/CBC)

These areas are closed to all fishing until further notice:

■Sheep River from headwaters to Highwood River.
■Highwood River from headwaters to Bow River.
■St. Mary River, downstream of the St. Mary Reservoir and tributaries.
■Belly River, downstream of Secondary Road 800.
■Bow River from Bearspaw Reservoir to the W.H.D. Weir.
■Bow River from W.H.D Weir to the Carseland Weir.
■Bow River from Carseland Weir to Highway 24 bridge.
■Bow River from Highway 24 bridge downstream to Bassano Dam.
■Elbow River from Glenmore Reservoir to the Bow River confluence.

"Angling in these areas presents a high risk to fish populations and may result in mortalities, even when using catch and release practices," the province said in a release.

All fisheries research licenses for these areas have also been temporarily suspended.

The province is also extending its July 30 advisory to fish wish extra caution in these areas:
■Castle River and tributaries from Highway 3 upstream to Westcastle River.
■Oldman River from Racehorse Creek downstream to Oldman Reservoir; and from Highway 2 near Fort Macleod downstream to Secondary Road 509.
■Crowsnest River from Crowsnest Lake downstream to Oldman Reservoir.
■Belly River downstream of Secondary Road 800.
■Waterton River, downstream of Waterton Reservoir.
■Waterton River, upstream of the Waterton Reservoir including tributaries.
■St. Mary River upstream, of the St. Mary Reservoir, including Lee Creek.
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:45 PM
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:50 PM
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Frick. I have a walk and wade booked with a guide on the Sheep next week. My back up would have been the Highwood, bot closed. Hmmmmm....
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:15 AM
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East Kooteny rivers are closed also.
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:26 AM
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East Kooteny rivers are closed also.
Only a few creeks in the Kootenays.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:19 PM
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What a gong show...

SRD doesn't have the proper notification system in place and choosing to close a few new rivers every few days is going to be a mess with people fishing not even realizing the waters are closed...

They should have just closed all ES1 rivers/streams. At least then it would have been easy to notify people and the list wouldn't be changing every few days...
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:14 PM
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Only a few creeks in the Kootenays.
Region 4 - Kootenay

All streams withinin MU 4-3 to 4-9, except the Columbia River from Hugh Keenleyside Dam to the Washington State Border and the Kootenay River from Brilliant Dam to the confluence with the Columbia River.

Coal Creek, including tributaries; Kikomun Creek, including tributaries; Lizard Creek, including tributaries; Michel Creek, including tributaries; Morrissey Creek, including tributaries; and Sand Creek, including tributaries. For more information on this closure click here.

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2015FLNR0236-001303

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They should have just closed all ES1 rivers/streams. At least then it would have been easy to notify people and the list wouldn't be changing every few days...
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:27 PM
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To the OP ..what's your problem ? let's go giver now , who cares about ten years down the road ??? ... Relax , cause I don't care about your fishing issues TODAY...and actually thanks to the province for taking these steps ..you would be the first to complain about our lack of fishing opportunities ...go figure
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:39 PM
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To the OP ..what's your problem ? let's go giver now , who cares about ten years down the road ??? ... Relax , cause I don't care about your fishing issues TODAY...and actually thanks to the province for taking these steps ..you would be the first to complain about our lack of fishing opportunities ...go figure
First you are a week late to the party here on this one. The thread is from the 11th. Secondly there is no complaining that I can see. Just a list of rivers closed and a few quotes.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:40 PM
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To the OP ..what's your problem ? let's go giver now , who cares about ten years down the road ??? ... Relax , cause I don't care about your fishing issues TODAY...and actually thanks to the province for taking these steps ..you would be the first to complain about our lack of fishing opportunities ...go figure
what the???????
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:41 PM
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To the OP ..what's your problem ? let's go giver now , who cares about ten years down the road ??? ... Relax , cause I don't care about your fishing issues TODAY...and actually thanks to the province for taking these steps ..you would be the first to complain about our lack of fishing opportunities ...go figure
I didn't really read his post as complaining. Seemed to me thatv was more of a copy past to inform. Unless I missed something?
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First you are a week late to the party here on this one. The thread is from the 11th. Secondly there is no complaining that I can see. Just a list of rivers closed and a few quotes.
be it a permanent sticky a la admin at the top of the page, or additions by other members on other stream closures; this thread can't hurt eh?
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:43 PM
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maybe so ..my comments still apply ... sounds to me like a excuse to blame the SRD and regulating our resources ... IMO
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:47 PM
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maybe so ..my comments still apply ... sounds to me like a excuse to blame the SRD and regulating our resources ... IMO
however the "bump" may be, it keeps the info front and center.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:29 PM
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First you are a week late to the party here on this one. The thread is from the 11th. Secondly there is no complaining that I can see. Just a list of rivers closed and a few quotes.
X2...wow, I think someone may have misunderstood...
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maybe so ..my comments still apply ... sounds to me like a excuse to blame the SRD and regulating our resources ... IMO
Believe whatever you want but blame it on your lack of reading comprehension and not the OP.
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Believe whatever you want but blame it on your lack of reading comprehension and not the OP.
my mistake ..I did misread and interpret
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