Free province-wide fishing for Family Day

Look no further for a fun outdoor family activity to do this weekend for Family Day.

Individuals and families will be able to fish/ice fish for free from February 18 to 20 across the province.

“We have world-class fishing in Saskatchewan, and we don’t let the cold temperatures prevent us from taking full advantage of it,” Environment Minister Dana Skoropad says.

“Free fishing weekend is the perfect opportunity to try your hand at one of our province’s favourite pastimes.”

Free fishing weekend only applies to provincial waterbodies outside of national parks.

While a fishing license won’t be required for residents or visitors angling during the Family Day weekend, all other regulations apply.

Possession limits remain in effect, including reduced limits on specific waterbodies.

Anyone planning to transport fish outside the province will require a valid Saskatchewan angling license.

Residents are also reminded to keep safety in mind.

You should tell someone where you will be and when you can be expected back.

Dress appropriately for the weather, as frostbite and hypothermia can happen quickly.

People should be aware of ice thickness, as water does not freeze uniformly and can be unpredictable. 10 cm of ice is safe to walk on and at least 30 cm of good ice is needed to travel in a light vehicle.

For more information on sport fishing regulations and ice fishing safety, click here.

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