Saskatchewan residents can fish for free this weekend

People visiting Saskatchewan lakes this weekend will be able to fish without a license as part of the province’s annual free fishing weekend.

Sport fishing specialist for the Ministry of Environment, Murray Koob, says that the weekend, part of National Fishing Week, is aimed at encouraging people to get out and enjoy the province’s lakes.

“It’s really designed to encourage Canadians to get outdoors an enjoy their angling heritage,” said Koob. “Also, to increase public awareness about the value and diversity of sport fishing in the province.”

Koob says that while you may not need a license to fish, you will still need to follow all other fishing regulations, like catch limits.

“We recommend that, before heading out, to go to our website at, and look at the 2020 Angler’s Guide, and look at what rules apply to fishing, including limits and closed waters,” said Koob.

Koob says the weekend continues to be popular as it enters its 31st year, and says he hopes for great weather for everyone to enjoy it.

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