Fishing Under The Harvest Sky

If your dream is to snag a trophy rainbow trout, land a yellow perch, or hook a pike, walleye, or tiger trout, fishing in southern Alberta is sure to get you hooked. Convenient access from major centers makes your trip an easy one. Once you in are in the Harvest Sky Region, it’s a quick drive to our many lakes and rivers. While many of these lakes and rivers are an easy drive away, others offer the unique experience in rustic and isolated camps.


You will find the fishing experience you are looking for in one of our region’s beautiful lakes located in Parkland Prairie (PP2) Zone.

Download fishing information and see a sample itinerary for a day or weekend of fishing in the Harvest Sky Region:

Helmer Reservoir

Helmer Reservoir

Location: 2km west of Hanna, Alberta


Stocked annually with Rainbow Trout

CN Reservoir

CN Reservoir

Location: Hanna, Alberta


Stocked with Yellow Perch

Berry Creek (Carolside) Reservoir

Berry Creek (Carolside) Reservoir

Location: 5km southeast of Sunnynook


Stocked with Northern Pike, Walleye and Yellow Perch

Blood Indian Creek Reservoir

Blood Indian Creek Reservoir

Location: 32km south of Youngstown


Stocked with Rainbow Trout, Tiger Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, and Prussian Carp

To purchase an Alberta sportfishing licence online, you will need:


  • Valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express)
  • Email address (to receive up-to-date information about Alberta regulations)
  • Wildlife Identification Number (WIN)


If you don’t have a WIN, you can apply for a Wildlife Identification Number online (or renew an existing one or replace a card) before purchasing a fishing licence. On the application, you will be asked to provide a driver’s licence number, health care card number, or Canadian passport number to verify your identity.


You are not required to purchase a sportfishing licence in Alberta if you are any of the following:

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Alberta resident 65 years of age or older
  • Hold a Certificate of Indian Status in accordance with the federal Indian Act

Obtaining a fishing licence and WIN card in Hanna and area:


You can purchase a fishing licence and WIN card:

  • Online at
  • In store at Westview Co-op,408 5 St E, Hanna, AB
  • In store at the Blood Indian Campground store,Blood Indian Park – 32 km South of Youngstown off Hwy 884


Other resources:


For fishing regulations visit:

For more fishing information visit: AlbertaRELM or My Wild Alberta

Fish Brain is a great website/App for fishing information