Tuesday, 28 June 2011 09:48

Free fishing weekend in Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan's annual Free Fishing Weekend will be July 9-10. One weekend each year is designated where residents and visitors may fish in Saskatchewan without having to purchase a licence.

"Saskatchewan has some of the best sport fishing opportunities in the world," Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said. "This weekend is a great chance for people to get out and enjoy them for free."

On average, more than 250,000 people fish in Saskatchewan each year, including more than 40,000 out-of-province anglers.

Anyone planning to take advantage of the Free Fishing Weekend is reminded that all other fishing regulations, including possession limits and reduced limits on some lakes and rivers remain in effect. Free Fishing Weekend does not apply in national parks and anyone planning to take fish out of the province must purchase a licence. Anglers on Lac La Ronge must have a free endorsement, available at local merchants. This endorsement helps to conserve and enhance the lake trout population by gathering data on angling pressure and harvest on Lac La Ronge.

More information about fishing in Saskatchewan can be found in the 2011 Anglers' Guide, available wherever fishing licences are sold, or online at www.environment.gov.sk.ca.

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