As of March 16, 1998 recreational fishing licenses and hunting licenses in Alberta are sold through private license issuers using a point of sale machine. Anglers and hunters must have a Wildlife Identification Number (WIN) card before purchasing and license or Wildlife Certificate under this new system. The WIN card is valid for five years. Anglers and hunters that have a valid WIN card can use it as a swipe card to purchase their yearly licensee.
If you already have a WIN card, the license will print your name address, phone number, date of birth, height, weight and alternate identification information that was provided at the time of your WIN card purchase. Any change of information should be noted on the WIN application forms available at any license issuer.
If you do not have a WIN card, you will be required to fill out a WIN application form at the license issuer. A temporary WIN receipt with a 10-digit number will be issued to you and you may then purchase a sportfishing license. Your personal plastic WIN swipe card will be mailed to you within five weeks.
WIN card Lost or Stolen
If your WIN card is lost or stolen you should report it as soon as possible by calling 1-888-944-5494. This will prevent the card from being used by another person. You can then purchase a new WIN card with a new WIN number. When you purchase your new replacement WIN card please call the toll free number above to ensure that your angling/hunting history is properly transferred to your new number
Sport fishing licenses may be purchased at private outlets throughout the province including sporting goods stores, Canadian Tire, and Mohawk gas stations.
Your Alberta Sports fishing License must be carried on your person at all times while angling in Alberta or when transporting wild fish. If you are caught fishing without a valid license you may be subject to fines.
For additional Information, and licensing fees, please visit the Sustainable Resource Development Website.
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