Recreational Fishing

Fisher tending his nets

Manitoba's progressive fish management combined with strong conservation and selective harvest programs make it a world leader in sport fishing. Visiting anglers can count on a ready supply of trophy fish. Surrounded by sweeping clear-blue skies and pristine wilderness, anglers test their skills, savour a shore lunch and return home with a catch.

Manitoba preserves these fishing traditions through conservation practices and the support of anglers from around the world. Over the last 20 years,cameras and tape measures have become a regular part of every angler's tackle. A quick set of measurements and the click of the camera are proof of the battles won. Using fishing resources with care and respect will guarantee world-class angling adventures for years to come.

Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy

Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy was released on May 26, 2021 and includes a suite of proposed angling regulation changes that will increase angling opportunities and enhance Manitoba’s valuable fish populations.

Engagement of Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy ran from May 26 to June 30, 2021. A What We Heard report was released on November 1, 2021 and outlines a number of modifications to the Strategy to address feedback received during engagement.

The proposed implementation date for changes is April 1, 2023 subject to federal and provincial regulatory amendment processes which are currently underway.

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