REGINA — The Ministry of the Environment is encouraging anyone new to fishing to try their hand at casting a line July 9-10. No licence is required, unless you plan on taking fish out of the province.
Saskatchewan residents and visitors are invited to take to any public water open to sport fishing, but authorities point out that angling limits and all other fishing regulations still apply. Free Fishing Weekend does not apply in national parks. For more information, visit saskatchewan.ca/fishing.
Every year, more than a quarter of a million anglers take to Saskatchewan's waters to sport fish. There are nearly 70 species of fish native to Saskatchewan, including 21 different sport fishing species, such as walleye, pike and trout. If you choose to join the fun, be sure to check out the Saskatchewan Anglers Guide before heading out.
"Whether you are new to the sport or an avid angler, Free Fishing Weekend is a great opportunity to pick up a fishing rod," Environment Minister Dana Skoropad said. "In Saskatchewan, we are fortunate to have some of the best freshwater fishing in our own backyard."