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Anglers Asked to Remove Ice-Fishing Shelters from Red River

Anglers Asked to Remove Ice-Fishing Shelters from Red River

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With warmer temperatures this weekend and high water moving north into Manitoba, anglers are being asked to remove their ice-fishing shelters from the Red River.

The province is asking that all shelters be removed by Sunday, March 12.

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Anglers Can Ice Fish for Free in Manitoba This Weekend

Anglers Can Ice Fish for Free in Manitoba This Weekend

Winter Family Fishing Weekend is February 18-20. (FRIDAY1970 / FLICKR)

The province is waiving licence fees this weekend on ice fishing across Manitoba.

Anglers will be able to fish freely February 18-20, but conservation limits will apply and a federal licence will still be required to fish in national parks.

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KidFish Ice Derby Reeling in Donations for CancerCare, Children’s Hospital

KidFish Ice Derby Reeling in Donations for CancerCare, Children’s Hospital

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An ice fishing derby that raises funds for CancerCare Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is returning early in the new year.

The KidFish Ice Derby is January 8, 2017 in Selkirk.

“The biggest change in the event since the beginning has been the enormous support by everyone,” said KidFish tournament director Garther Cheung. “Every year I look forward to the same thing: the sound of kids laughing, playing, and having a good time in the outdoors.”

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Free Family Fishing at Manitoba Parks

Free Family Fishing at Manitoba Parks

By Brian Schultz

Walleye
(Walleye image via Shutterstock)

Anglers won’t need a fishing licence this weekend to keep what they catch from Manitoba’s waters.

Free family fishing weekend is June 11-12 province-wide.

“This weekend, we encourage Manitobans and visitors to our province to get out and enjoy the great outdoors and recreational fisheries free of charge,” said Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox.

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Manitoba Undertaking Review of Province’s Fisheries

Manitoba Undertaking Review of Province’s Fisheries

Commercial Fishing
(Commercial fishing image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is reviewing the sustainability of the province’s fisheries.

Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff says the government agrees with SeaChoice, in calling on leaders to take action on lakes Winnipeg, Winnipegosis and Manitoba.

“For many years, high-quality fisheries have provided food, recreation and jobs for generations of people living near and visiting Manitoba’s lakes,” Nevakshonoff said. “Manitobans have a collective interest in ensuring that fisheries in Manitoba follow best practice.”

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Manitoba Waiving Fishing Licensing, Park Entry Fees This Weekend

Manitoba Waiving Fishing Licensing, Park Entry Fees This Weekend

FishingAnglers can fish without a license this weekend throughout Manitoba. The free family fishing weekend also includes free entry to all provincial parks.

“Adventure, excitement and a chance to enjoy the many lakes and rivers await anyone who has ever wanted to catch a fish,” said Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff. “I hope everyone will take advantage of the opportunity, as once again we’re making it free this weekend through no-charge admission to provincial parks and no requirement for a fishing licence.”

The exception to the June 13-14 promotion is all national parks, where a federal license is required.

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Angling Season Opens in Manitoba on Saturday

Angling Season Opens in Manitoba on Saturday

Lockport Fishing
An angler casts his line in Lockport, Manitoba (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA  FILE)

It’s open season on fishing in Manitoba this weekend, with angling officially getting underway on Saturday.

“With more than 100,000 lakes, as well as rivers and streams to visit, fishing is a great recreational activity that creates jobs through tourism, hospitality and the need for supplies,” said Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff.

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Fish, Visit Manitoba Parks for Free June 14-15

Lockport Fishing
A fisherman casts his line in Lockport, Manitoba (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba anglers will be able to cast a line in the province’s parks this weekend without a licence.

Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh says June 14-15 will be free family fishing weekend, where park entry will also be waived.

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Walleye Designated at Manitoba’s Official Fish

By Sarah Klein


Manitobans have chosen the walleye as the province’s official fish.

The designation announced Thursday at FortWhyte Alive joins the Plains bison and Big Bluestem grass to become official symbols under proposed amendments to the coat of arms, emblems and the Manitoba tartan act.

“Following extensive public input, Manitoban’s voices were heard loud and clear; they love to fish, and whether they call it a walleye or a pickerel, there’s no question this fish represents a huge part of our provincial history,” said Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh. “From a child’s first fish, to one pulled in from a commercial fisher’s net, nothing represents a Manitoba catch like the walleye.”

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Campaign Targets Manitoba Poachers as Fishing Season Begins

By Sarah Klein

Turn In Poachers
Signs like these are going up across Manitoba in an effort to catch poachers. (MLOA / HANDOUT)

A new campaign aimed at turning in wildlife poachers has been launched in Manitoba.

Fishing season opens on May 10 and anglers are being asked to keep an eye out for anyone who threatens Manitoba’s fish and wildlife populations.

A Turn In Poachers hotline (1-800-782-0076) is active and nearly 100 new signs have gone up at boat launches, trail heads, and public docks.

“We felt that producing these new signs would be a great way to encourage anglers, hunters, hikers, boaters, and anyone else out enjoying the outdoors to keep an eye out for poaching,” said Paul Turenne, executive director of the Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association. “Poaching is unethical and illegal and we don’t want to see anybody getting away with it.”

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