The province has announced a free fishing weekend, with free entry into provincial parks until Sunday.
Conservation minister Gord Mackintosh said a Manitoba fishing licence will not be required on June 8 and 9, in addition to the free entry to parks.
“Our provincial parks and fishing opportunities are world-class,” said Mackintosh. “I want Manitobans to take this opportunity to create wonderful memories with family and friends, enjoying the beauty and bounty of our many lakes and rivers, and the wide range of outdoor activities available in our parks.”
Family fishing weekends have been around for more than 20 years. Mackintosh noted that a fishing licence is still required in national parks.
“Anglers fishing without a licence will be allowed to keep a conservation limit of fish, which varies by species,” said Mackintosh. “All other rules and regulations will apply, as outlined in the 2013 Manitoba Anglers’ Guide.”