Fishing Season Starts Saturday
Recreational fishing begins Saturday in southern Manitoba and the province wants to remind you that there are a few guidelines in place to make it enjoyable for everyone.
All anglers need an angling licence to fish in Manitoba, except the following:
• youth under the age of 16 who have permanently resided in Manitoba for at least six months;
• any Canadian resident or non-resident youth under the age of 16 but the individual must fish with a licence holder or someone exempt from holding a licence and their catch must be applied to the limit of that person; and
• First Nations with status and Métis harvesters.
Angling licences are available at Manitoba Sustainable Development offices and numerous licence vendors throughout the province. Anglers should be familiar with Manitoba’s fishing regulations. When purchasing a licence, anglers should obtain the 2016 Manitoba Anglers’ Guide to review provincial regulations. The 2016 Manitoba Anglers Guide can also be found online at www.manitobafisheries.com.