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Free fishing this weekend at provincial parks

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: June 12, 2020 12:52

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Manitobans are able to enjoy free access to provincial parks this weekend and those wishing to fish may do so without acquiring a license, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen and Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard announced today. 

Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen says whether it is your first time or your experienced, there is something for everyone in Manitoba's lakes and rivers, "There are endless opportunities to explore and enjoy the outdoors in Manitoba. This weekend is an ideal time for families to try something new or revisit a favourite place together."
 
Summer Family Fishing Weekend takes place on Saturday (June 13), and Sunday (June 14). On these days, anglers may fish without a license throughout the province, except national parks, and keep up to a conservation license limit of fish. This includes four walleye/sauger, four northern pike, two smallmouth bass, one lake trout, one channel catfish and two stocked trout. Regular limits apply for anyone who already has a regular angling license.

Families are also encouraged to explore one of the provinces many provincial parks this weekend. From Friday, June 12 to Sunday, June 14, provincial park vehicle permits are not required for visitors. 

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