Residents will be able to enjoy Saskatchewan’s free-fishing weekend starting July 9, but Conservation Officer Lindsay Leko says there are still rules to follow.
“No more than one rod per person, we have limits for each individual species of fish and each individual lake has got limits set aside to it. Aside from fishing we run into problems like liquor and littering.”
Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Mark Docherty says the sessions provide people with the basic skills they need while outdoors.
“I think it’s important for us to share in our great resources and our great opportunities. It’s just something extra to give, especially to people who are new to Saskatchewan, and an opportunity to enjoy our parks.”
“It’s a great re-connection with nature, and fish are also very nutritious to eat when you keep the right sized ones,” said Jason Matity, who will be teaching the sessions.
The educational sessions run July 9 to August 14 throughout the province at various parks.
The fishing sessions are free to attend, while the camping costs $25 per group.