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Arctic Recreational Fisheries

Regulations, variation orders for Northwest Territories

Recreational fishing - Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories hold many opportunities for recreational fishers. From Trout to Arctic Grayling, there is something for any angler. The rivers and lakes of this territory are famous for their exceptional fishing.

Be sure to check the Northwest Territories Sport Fishing Guide (PDF 12.3 MB) for a complete list of licence information; gear restrictions; fishing limits; and, closure dates and times.

Please contact your local DFO office and ask to speak to a Fishery Officer for additional information regarding recreational fishing regulations or to report a violation.

Yellowknife 
Telephone: 867-669-4900

Hay River
Telephone: 867 875-5300

Updates Northwest Territories Recreational Fisheries Variation Orders

Variation orders update the Northwest Territories Fishery Regulations to meet immediate needs, including changes to daily catch and possession limits. These orders are law and supersede the Regulations until the order is revoked.

April 1, 2021 – Order varying the sport fishing daily catch and possession limits for certain species in certain waters of the Northwest Territories

November 1, 2020 - Archived - Order varying the sport fishing daily catch and possession limits for certain species in certain waters of the Northwest Territories

August 11, 2020 – Archived - Order varying the sport fishing daily catch and possession limits for certain species in certain waters of the Northwest Territories.

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