May 1, 2014 4:11 pm

Saskatchewan makes changes to fishing regulations

The Province has made a few changes for the 2014 fishing season in Saskatchewan to try and support fish conservation programs.

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REGINA – The Province has made a few changes for the 2014 fishing season in Saskatchewan to try and support fish conservation programs.

“To ensure that fishing remains a popular and accessible activity in Saskatchewan, we need to plan for the future,” Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said.  “These changes to our regulations will help protect our fish populations and offer anglers a wider range of angling experiences.”

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Saskatchewan has introduced a new one-day angling licence as a convenience to occasional anglers in the southern and central zones.

Also In 2015, the Province plans to offer an additional free fishing weekend during the winter to try and encourage people to ice fish.

Free fishing weekends will take place on July 12 and 13, 2014 and February 14 to 16, 2015.

To guard against the potential risk of diseases to the fish population, only leeches and crayfish from here in Saskatchewan may be used as live bait.

The Province would also like to remind everyone that nobody other than First Nations or Metis people may assist, aid, fish with or possess fish taken by a person fishing for food, pursuant to the Aboriginal or Treaty rights.

More information about angling regulations in Saskatchewan can be found in the Saskatchewan Anglers’ Guide.

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