Manitobans will be able to try their luck ice fishing at many of the provinces lakes and rivers during this year’s Winter Family Fishing Weekend. From tomorrow through Monday anglers may fish without a licence throughout the province except in national parks where a federal angling licence is still required. Anglers may retain up to a conservation licence limit of fish. All other angling regulations apply during the weekend.
Anglers are encouraged to check ice conditions before travelling onto the ice and it is important to let someone know where you are fishing and wear appropriate clothing.
Families are also encouraged to explore one of the province’s provincial parks as vehicle permits are not required for visitors this month but Snopasses are still required for snowmobiles using groomed trails.
For information on all provincial fishing regulations refer to the 2020 Manitoba Angler’s Guide at www.manitobafisheries.com and remember COVID regulations on outdoor gatherings of five and masking and physical distancing.