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You can fish without a licence in Saskatchewan this weekend

Everyone, including visitors to Saskatchewan, is free to fish tomorrow and Sunday without having to buy a licence.  Environment Minister Scott Moe says the Free Fishing Weekend is an excellent chance for people to enjoy fishing in some of the province’s beautiful lakes and waterways.

             

On average more than 200 thousand people fish in Saskatchewan each year, including more than 40 thousand out of province anglers.  Almost 70 different species of fish inhabit the province’s lakes, rivers and streams.

             

Free Fishing Weekend does not occur in national parks and anyone planning to take fish out of the province must purchase a licence.  All other fishing regulations apply, including possession limits and reduced limits on some lakes and rivers. 

             

More information about fishing in Saskatchewan can be found in the 2014 angler’s guide available wherever fishing licences are sold or online at www.saskatchewan.ca/fishing.

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