The newly opened Boulder Lake Trout Pond, about 10 minutes west of Blackfalds off of Highway 597 and Range Road 275, is welcoming some new accessibility upgrades. Lacombe Fish and Game Association and Alberta Conservation Association volunteers completed the installation of a new floating dock and four casting platforms.
These upgrades were funded thanks to the Alberta Conservation Association Conservation, Community and Education Grants.
The new docks and casting platforms will result in greater accessibility to the water body, increase chances to get to deeper water and allow for a more pleasant fishing experience.
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Starting June 1, a Public Lands Camping Pass is required to random camp on public land along the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains from Grande Prairie to Waterton Lakes National Park.
Campers 18 years and older must buy a pass.
$20 per person for a 3-day pass
$30 per person for an annual pass
$3.25 system-processing fee plus GST per transaction. A one-time Wildlife Identification Number (WIN) purchase is required to access the system ($8, but with a $2 discount if purchased online).
The passes can be purchased:
Online at albertarelm.com
Through the AlbertaRELM mobile app
At locations that sell fishing and hunting licences
Learn more at https://www.alberta.ca/public-lands-camping-pass.aspx
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On April 16, the Len Thompson Pond was stocked with 2850 Rainbow Trout and 1150 Tiger Trout. This is the first season Tiger Trout have been stocked in Lacombe.
The Alberta Conservation Association recently approved a grant application for pond improvements at the East Trout Pond in Lacombe in 2021. This lesser known pond is located behind the Lacombe Police Station.
The plans include the installing aeration for a healthier year-round fish habitat. Casting platforms will also be built and a foot bridge to allow anglers to walk the full perimeter of the pond.
Although the City of Lacombe has plans to improve access to the Pond, the best way to access currently is to park your vehicle on 53 Avenue and walk in via the land located between the Lacombe Police Station and Agrai-Dairy Mart. Ltd.
The Lacombe City Council has approved a $3,000/yr five-year sponsorship of the Alberta Conservation Association's (ACA) fish stocking program at the Len Thompson Fish Pond Park.