You won’t need a fishing license to cast a line this weekend.
The Government of Saskatchewan is bringing back its Free Fishing Weekend for July 13-14.
The annual summer event allows both residents and visitors the opportunity to fish at Saskatchewan’s public waters without having to buy a fishing license.
While it’s a chance for people to take a crack at catching some fish, the government is reminding the public of a couple rules and regulations while they’re out fishing.
- Possession limits, gear restrictions and size limits on some of the province’s lakes and rivers are still in effect;
- Those who plan to take fish out of Saskatchewan must purchase a license;
- The weekend event doesn’t include national parks.
Here’s a bit of history on the annual provincial event:
- It first started the summer of 1989 to encourage sport fishing and push public awareness about angling opportunities in Saskatchewan.
- Around 250,000 people participate in sport fishing in the province annually. Each year, 50,000 anglers arrive from outside of the province for fishing opportunities.
- Back in 2015, the province hosted its first Free Fishing Weekend.