Northern Fishing Zone

About Northern Fishing Zone

Northern Fishing Zone on map

Covering over 47 million acres and containing 2490 lakes, the Northern Fishing Zone is the second largest of the three fishing zones in Saskatchewan. The further north you go in Saskatchewan, the bigger the fish get! This zone is home to some of the most popular fishing lakes in the province, including Lake Athabasca, Reindeer Lake, and Wollaston Lake. The majority of the fishing lodges in the province are also found in this zone. This far north most of the lakes will not be accessible by road. Flying or paddling is often the only way in.

Lakes

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View all stocked lakes in the Northern Fishing Zone.

Fishing in the Northern Fishing Zone

The fishing season within the Northern Fishing Zone is open from May 25, 2023 to April 15, 2024.

The following game fish can be found in the zone: Arctic Grayling, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Lake Whitefish and Burbot.

Additional Restrictions

The following 171 water bodies with additional fishing restrictions in the Northern Fishing Zone.

Name Restriction
Ahenakew Lake - 10D
Alces Lake - 11A
Amber Lake - 9A
Anderson Lake - 8C
Babiche Lake - 10D
Bannock Lake - 10D
Bentley Lake - 10D
Bird Lake - 9C
Boland Lake - 9D
Brakewell Lake - 9D
Briggs Lake - 9C
Cairns Lake - 9D
Carlson Creek (57°47' 104°47') - 9C
  • CR3 Limits From 57°47'15'' 104°47' To 57°52' 104° 48'
Causier Lake - 9D
Charcoal Lake - 10D
Charles Lake - 9D
Cochrane River (58°45' 103°00') - 10D
  • CR1 Limits From Wollaston Lake To Bigstone Rapids At 58°49' 102°45'
Collins Creek (58°10' 103°45') - 10D
  • CR1 Limits From Kewen Lake To Wollaston Lake
Compulsion River (57°40' 103°24') - 9D
  • CR1 Limits From Wollaston Lake To Point On River At 57°33' 103°37'
Conacher Lake - 9D
Corson Lake - 10D
Costigan Lake - 8B
Crampean Lake - 10D
Cree River (58°57' 105°47') - 10C
  • CR1 Limits From Giles Lake To Wapata Lake
Crooked Lake - 10D
Dodge Lake - 11C
Dube Lake - 10C
Duncan Lake (57°34' 104°15') - 9C
  • CR1 Limits On Duncan Lake At The Junction Of The Geikie And Wheeler Rivers
Dunnet Lake - 9D
Durrant Lake - 10C
Ed's Lake - 9A
Engler Lake - 11B
Eynard Lake - 11C
Fontaine Lake - 11B
Fontaine Lake - 9A
Forsyth Lake - 10C
Geikie River (57°18' 104°40' ) - 9C
  • CR1 Limits From Wollaston Lake To The North End Of Duncan Lake At 57°33' 104°12'
Ghana Lake - 8D
Gillespie Lake - 9D
Gow Lake - 8C
Grandin Lake - 11C
Granger Lake - 10C
Grayson Lake - 8C
Hannah Lake - 11D
Haresign Lake - 8C
Hasbala Lake - 11D
Hastings Lake - 8C
Hatchet Lake - 10D
Hawkrock River (58°55' 104°47') - 11C
  • CR1 Limits From Forsyth Lake To Umfreville Lake
Hedman Lake - 9D
Hobson Lake - 8B
Hodges Lake - 9C
Holmesa-Court Lake - 8C
Hooker Lake - 10D
Horvath Lake - 8D
Hull Lake - 10D
Hydichuk Lake - 10D
Jackson Lakes - 9D
Johnson Lake - 9C
Johnston Lake - 10C
Kalheim Lake - 10D
Kane Lake - 8D
Kernaghan Lake - 10C
Kerslake Lake - 10D
Kewen Lake - 10D
Kidd Lake - 10D
Kimiwan Lake - 11C
Kirkpatrick Lake - 9C
Kirsch Lake - 9C
Klemmer Lake - 10D
Kosdaw Lake - 10C
Kroeker Lake - 10D
Lampin Lake - 10D
Le Drew Lake - 10D
Little Yalowega Lake - 9C
Lloyd Lake - 9A
Lower Foster Lake - 8C
Lucie Lake - 9D
MacFarlane River (59°12' 107°58') - 11B
  • CR2 Limits From River Mouth On Athabasca Lake At 59°12' 107°58' To Midpoint Of First Rapids 10 Km Upstream At 59°08' 107°53'
MacKenzie Lake - 9D
Manson Lake - 10D
Many Islands Lake - 11D
Mathison Lake - 10C
Mawdsley Lake - 8B
McConnell Lake - 9D
McDonald Creek (58°48' 105°08') - 10C
  • CR1 Limits From McDonald Creek To Pattyson Lake
McDonald Lake - 8C
McDonald River - 9D
  • (57°39' 104°39') CR3 Limits
McIntyre River (59°18' 104°09') - 11C
  • CR1 Limits From Rapids To Pinkham Lake (59°18' 104°04') And To Rapids 17 Km Upstream (59°22' 104°02'), Including A Southwest Bay At 59°18' 104°12'
Michael Lake - 9D
Middle Foster Lake - 8C
Misaw Lake - 11D
Moffatt Lake - 10D
Moore Lakes - 9C
Morell Lake - 9D
Morwick Lake - 9D
Mullin Lake - 9D
Mullins Lake - 10C
Murphy Lake - 10C
Myers Lake - 9C
Nokomis Lake - 9D
Nordbye Lake - 11D
Obst River (58°51' 103°35') - 10C
  • CR3 Limits From Waterfound Bay To River Narrows 15 Km Upstream At 58°49' 103°52'
Oliver Lake - 8D
Oman Lake - 11C
Oriordan Lake - 9D
Otherside River (59°16' 106°55') - 11B
  • CR2 Limits From River Mouth At Otherside Bay On Athabasca Lake Defined By A Small Point Of Land On The Northwest Shore Of Otherside Bay (59°16' 106°55°) To The Point Of River 1 Km Upstream Of Richards Lake (59°12' 107°14')
Patterson Lake - 11D
Paull Lake - 8C
Pawliuk Lake - 9C
Pearce Lake - 9D
Pipestone Lake - 9B
Poulton Lake - 9C
Premier Lake - 11B
Pritchard Lake - 8D
Reilly Lake - 9D
Reindeer Lake - 9D
Reindeer River - 8D
  • River South Of 56°10' 103°11' Closed To Angling March 31 To May 14
Reisner Lake - 9D
Reynolds Lake - 9D
Richards Lake - 11B
Riou River (59°08' 106°44') - 11B
  • CR2 Limits From Richards Lake To Point On River 1 Km Upstream Of Engler Lake
Rupert Lake - 8C
Rutherford Lake - 9D
Salaba Lake - 9D
Scott Lake - 11B
Scrimes Lake - 10D
Scutt Lake - 9D
Selwyn Lake - 11C
Shagory Lake - 11C
Simpson Lake - 9D
Sovereign Lake - 11C
Spence Lake - 9D
Swan Lake - 9D
Tadei Lake - 8B
Thrift Lake - 10D
Torwalt Lake - 10D
Townsend Lake - 9C
Tremblay Lake - 8C
Umpherville Lake - 9C
Umpherville River (58°05' 103°48') - 10D
  • CR1 Limits From Wollaston Lake To The North End Of Ahenakew Lake At 58°05' 103° 50'
Unnamed Lake (56°16' 104°45') - 8C
  • (56°16' 104°45') CR2 Limits
Unnamed Lake (57°02'57'' 103°17'00'') - 9D
  • (57°02'57'' 103°17'00'') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (57°03'21'' 103°17'37'') - 9D
  • (57°03'21'' 103°17'37'') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (57°25'26'' 104°56'39'') - 9C
  • (57°25'26'' 104°56'39'') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (57°26'50'' 104°57'14'') - 9C
  • (57°26'50'' 104°57'14'') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (57°27'20'' 104°57'11'') - 9C
  • (57°27'20'' 104°57'11'') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (57°27'25'' 104°58'06'') - 9C
  • (57°27'25'' 104°58'06'') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (57°27'27'' 104°57'23'') - 9C
  • (57°27'27'' 104°57'23'') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (57°27'36'' 104°56'24'') - 9C
  • (57°27'36'' 104°56'24'') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (57°36' 104°18') - 9C
  • (57°36' 104°18') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (57°42' 103°08') - 9D
  • (57°42' 103°08') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (57°43' 104°56') - 9C
  • (57°43' 104°56') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (58°01' 103°46') - 10D
  • (58°01' 103°46') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (58°19'30'' 103°48'30'') - 10D
  • (58°19'30'' 103°48'30'') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (58°20' 103°51'30'') - 10D
  • (58°20' 103°51'30'') CR3 Limits
Unnamed Lake (58°33' 104°03') - 10D
  • (58°33' 104°03') CR3 Limits
Virgin River (57°02' 108°17') - 9A
  • CR1 Limits On All Rapids Outflowing From Careen Lake (57°00' 108°17'), Including 100 M Upstream And Downstream Of Rapids
Vollhoffer Lake - 9C
Wapata Lake - 10C
Ward Creek (58°37' 104°40') - 10C
  • CR2 Limits Between Mouth Of Forsyth Lake At 58°37' 104°40' And Unnamed Lake 50 Km Upstream At 58°23' 104°51'
Ward Lake - 10C
Waterbury Lake - 10C
Waterfound Bay - 10C
  • (58°48' 104°03') CR3 Limits
Wayo Lake - 11B
West Lake - 8D
Whigham Lake - 10C
Wollaston Lake - 10D
Yalowega Lake - 9C
Zengle Lake - 9D
Zimmer Lake - 9C