Trip Checklist

Wondering what to pack for your fishing trip? Check our list of essentials to make your travel most comfortable and enjoyable.

How all this works

  • Purchase fishing license online – Government of Alberta Site
  • Pack a soft bag ONLY up to 65 pounds – *Due to safety and cargo space, please limit your belongings to our 50 pound checked bag(s) and 13 pound carry on allowance. Combined total of 65 pounds.
  • Make hotel reservations in Fort McMurray if needed (traveling in)
  • Non-Canadian anglers need to bring a passport for Canadian Customs
  • Complete Guest Information with the Manager for booking
  • PDF depth map of Namur lake – Download Map

The weather is generally quite warm during the day and cools off significantly at night. The temperature ranges from 50 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit. You do run into some colder days in early June and late August to September.

IT’S BEST TO DRESS IN LAYERS. A quality jacket and pants/bibs with a high waterproof rating like Gore-Tex is highly recommended if not mandatory. If you have a layer of lightweight long underwear and a warm fleece over it that will keep you toasty during cooler weather. Quick drying fabrics are great for shirts and pants, there are many brands out there such as Columbia who offer these. Waterproof boots will be needed in the rain.


  • 2 – 3 pairs of “extra socks”
  • Long underwear
  • 2 pairs pants (optional: zip off legs for hotter days)
  • 3 shirts: 1 short sleeve & 2 long sleeve
  • 1 pull-over: fleece or wool – something very warm
  • Rain jacket – highly waterproof and breathable with hood
  • Rain pants – highly waterproof and breathable
  • 1 hat with brim & visor (waterproof is a plus)
  • Sunglasses (preferably polarized)
  • 1 pair of running shoes or equivalent
  • 1 pair of rubber or waterproof boots – make sure they’re warm for early June/late August
  • Neoprene gloves for colder days (early June/late August)
  • Down vest for colder days (early June/late August)
  • Lip Balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Toiletries
  • Medication
  • Camera and/or GoPro – We have amazing scenery and wildlife so it’s always nice to bring home great pictures! You’ll also want to have lots of pictures with your trophy fish.

    ** By packing LIGHT you can maximize the amount of fish you can take home

Tackle & Equipment

We recommend medium to heavy action casting or spinning rods from 5 to 7 feet in length. Large spoons and plugs are best for Lakers and Northern Pike. Light spinning tackle and small lures or fly equipment is best for Arctic Grayling. Len Thompson lures, such as #4 – 5 diamonds, ruby eyes, red devils, and silver flashy spoons are recommended for trolling. As well, we recommend buzz bombs, weighted hooks and 2 oz jig heads with 6-8 inch rubber tails for jigging for lake trout.

Fishing Equipment

Includes safe 14’ aluminum boats (Misty Rivers, Nadens & Lunds) with 9.9, 15 HP and 20 HP motors, DOT approved life vests, landing nets and gasoline. Boat/motor operator is required to have a Pleasure craft operators card.

Fishing licenses are required and can be purchased online at:

14 foot Boats can hold 3 however 2 per boat is optimal comfort

Safety First

Namur Lake Lodge is fully equipped with first aid supplies and staff have first aid training and experience. The Lodge also has radio/telephone communications and any emergency requiring additional assistance or transport can be addressed quickly. We recommend each guest check their medical coverage in the unlikely event of an air ambulance evacuation being required. Although such instances are very rare, it is wise to have adequate insurance coverage.

Alberta Fishing Regulations

At Namur lake we follow all Alberta fishing regulations, limits as well as the no bait restrictions. We are expecting all anglers to go barbless for catch and release practices.
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Activities such as horseshoes, cribbage, darts and quiet reading make your stay more enjoyable as you have the chance to relax and unwind in pristine wilderness and tranquility.

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